FORT WORTH, Texas, April 16, 2018 – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) recently recognized its 2017 Employees of the Year at an awards ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas. The annual Employees of the Year program identifies employees who have made exceptional contributions whose achievements exemplify BNSF’s vision and values through their commitment, leadership and focus on working safely and efficiently to meet customer expectations.
“Employees of the Year is where we celebrate the essential role these employees played in our collective achievements of 2017,” said Carl Ice, BNSF president and chief executive officer. “This year, the teams and individuals we recognized worked to improve safety and efficiency, capture new business, and enhance service while having an impact on the lives of those around them.”
Seventy-three of the more than 41,000 team members across the company were recognized at the ceremony for their individual and team achievements in 2017. Their actions span a range of accomplishments, including the renovation of BNSF’s Network Operations Center in Fort Worth; the leadership, performance and execution of Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts; and the positive train control (PTC) infrastructure installation.
In addition, 36 employees who led teams that worked throughout 2017 without a reportable injury were recognized for their leadership in safety last year. Also honored were five Safety Employees of the Year, representing the Engineering, Intermodal Business Unit Operations, Mechanical, Telecommunications and Transportation teams. These five employees are featured in our Safety Employees of the Year video.
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. BNSF operates approximately 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.