FORT WORTH, Texas – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) is proud to have recognized a special group of employees for their outstanding achievements in 2015 at an awards ceremony earlier this week in Fort Worth, Texas. The annual Employees of the Year program is designed to recognize employees who demonstrate BNSF’s vision and values through their commitment, leadership and focus on working safely and efficiently to meet customer expectations. Their achievements positively impact BNSF customers, fellow employees, owners and the communities served by BNSF.
Of the more than 40,000 team members across the company, 52 employees were recognized during the ceremony for their individual and team achievements in 2015. An additional 40 BNSF employees were acknowledged for their safety leadership last year – all of whom led teams that worked throughout 2015 without a reportable injury.
“Our Employees of the Year program is a way to recognize our people for outstanding efforts and results. I’m grateful for their hard work and dedication,” said Carl Ice, BNSF president and chief executive officer. “These employees are a reflection of our entire team’s commitment to always remaining focused on safety, serving our customers, and delivering on the integral role we play in moving our global economy forward.”
"Our Employees of the Year program is a way to recognize our people for outstanding efforts and results. I’m grateful for their hard work and dedication."
This year’s award recipients’ actions span a range of achievements and reflect valuable contributions to some of BNSF’s most important initiatives. Examples of their efforts include the successful completion of numerous key rail projects to improve BNSF’s velocity and expand capacity, the completion of critical bridge reconstruction projects and the opening of the Sweetwater Logistics Center.
Also honored were the Safety Employees of the Year. The Mechanical, Engineering, Telecommunications and Intermodal Business Unit Operations teams each recognized an individual Safety Employee of the Year, while Transportation acknowledged the 34-member safety coordinator team. Three safety coordinator representatives attended the ceremony on behalf of the larger team. All of these honorees were recognized for their efforts to improve safety within the industry and their communities.
For a complete list of honorees, click here.
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states, and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at www.BNSF.com.