Omaha, Neb., May 03, 2010 – Union Pacific Railroad has been named 2009 Rail Carrier of the Year by Lowe's Home Improvement. Union Pacific's selection was based on the company's ability to differentiate itself through its variety of products and the railroad's commitment to customer service.
"We work hard to understand our customers' needs, develop strategic freight transportation solutions and provide outstanding customer service," said Eric Butler, Union Pacific vice president and general manager - Industrial Products. "We are honored to be recognized by Lowe's and our entire Lowe's team is dedicated to delivering even better results in 2010."
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.
With fiscal year 2009 sales of $47.2 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,700 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.