OMAHA, Neb., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad received the 2011 General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Yearaward for Rail Services. This award recognizes the significant contributions of GM's suppliers in 2011 as part of the company's global product and performance achievements.
"Earning this award from General Motors highlights the commitment Union Pacific makes to providing value, building and maintaining strong customer relationships and delivering quality products and services," said Linda Brandl, Union Pacific vice president and general manager-Automotive. "We are proud of our track record of earning this award over recent years and look forward to continuing to deliver value to General Motors."
Each year, a team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives determines the winners. Decisions are based on supplier performance in the areas of quality, service, technology and price.
About Union Pacific
It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America's iconic companies, today Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. From 2000 through 2011, Union Pacific spent more than $31 billion on its network and operations, making needed investments in America's infrastructure and enhancing its ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and emphasizes excellent customer service. Union Pacific operates competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways.