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Owens Corning Recognizes Union Pacific Railroad for Service Excellence

Omaha, Neb., July 01, 2010 – Owens Corning recently named Union Pacific Railroad as a 2009 Global Logistics Carrier Excellence award recipient. Union Pacific, the only railroad to receive the award, was recognized for superior on-time performance while significantly contributing to the success of the entire Owens Corning enterprise in 2009.

"It is quite an honor to receive this recognition from Owens Corning," said Eric Butler, Union Pacific vice president - Industrial Products. "We constantly look for ways to add value for our customers by listening to their needs and providing the most efficient and effective transportation solutions."

Owens Corning annually recognizes carriers of all types for their service on both inbound and outbound transportation service. In addition to providing superior service, award-winning carriers also help Owens Corning achieve its waste-free sustainability goal through involvement with the SmartWay™ Transport Partnership and impressive safety record. SmartWay™ is a voluntary partnership between various freight industry sectors and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that establishes incentives for improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of  the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and provides Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly and safe mode of freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune 500 company for 56 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability through delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology with sales of $4.8 billion in 2009 and 16,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents. Additional information is available at

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