Union Pacific Railroad Recognized by General Motors as a 2012 Supplier of the Year Winner


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OMAHA, NE--April 19, 2013: Union Pacific Railroad received the 2012 General Motors Supplier of the Year award during the auto manufacturer's 21st annual Supplier of Year awards ceremony in Detroit.

"We are devoted to providing customers unparalleled service, and this recognition highlights that commitment," said Linda Brandl, Union Pacific vice president and general manager-Automotive. "Our industry-leading franchise that includes an extensive network, facilities and equipment is positioned to create customer value and continued success."

Union Pacific was one of only 83 suppliers recognized by GM who have consistently exceeded GM's expectations by being innovative, delivering quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value. This is the eighth time Union Pacific has received the Supplier of the Year award.

"Union Pacific helped play a critical role in GM's success in 2012 through its dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value," said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "We are thrilled to recognize Union Pacific, who we consider to be a world-class supplier."

The Supplier of the Year award is given to less than 1 percent of GM's approximately 18,500 suppliers around the world. The winners are recognized for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions.

The Supplier of the Year winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.  

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation . One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012, Union Pacific invested $18 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in 2012. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates 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. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

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