OMAHA, Neb., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Union Pacific Railroad received Eastman Chemical Company's Supplier Excellence Award for overall company performance, the highest level of all awards presented in the Eastman Supplier Excellence Program. Union Pacific earned this award for the second consecutive year and remains the only railroad to be so honored. The award recognizes consistent performance in providing Eastman with high-quality services and for working on Eastman's behalf to improve its efficiency and competitiveness in the changing market.
The award specifically honors Union Pacific for its contributions as a key Eastman rail carrier, based on a consensus among Eastman's logistics management and other personnel that Union Pacific consistently meets service expectations.
"We are extremely proud to receive Eastman's Supplier Excellence Award again this year," said Diane Duren, Union Pacific vice president and general manager – Chemicals. "We are committed to providing great service and earning this recognition from one of our customers is a real compliment to our entire support team in operations and dispatching, as well as marketing and sales."
Established in 1991, Eastman's Supplier Excellence Award is based on a supplier's ability to meet the highest level of reliability and quality. Eastman selects recipients for their outstanding contributions by creating value for the company. In addition to these standards, Eastman considers a company's corporate image and overall stewardship, as well as its history of customer service.
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 responsible 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, making it North America's premier rail franchise.