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12/1/2008



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NS takes home Honda's service honor; UP wins award for health program


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American Honda Motor Co. Inc. presented Norfolk Southern Corp. the 2008 Performance Excellence Award for Rail Origin Carrier of the Year.

The award recognizes the Class I’s service at Honda’s Lincoln, Ala., automotive plant, including transit and audit performance, inventory control and empty rail-car supply. NS has served the plant since it was built in 2003.

Meanwhile, Union Pacific Railroad won the Outstanding Employer Program award from DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, a national health improvement research, education and advocacy organization.

DMMA recognized UP’s HealthTrack program, which targets 10 risk factors — inactivity, weight, smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, fatigue, stress and depression — through education and behavior modification. The program helps employees track and become vested in long-term health improvements, UP said.

“We have chosen to look on health as a business issue that engages our employees to improve their own quality of life,” said Barb Schaefer, UP’s senior vice president of human resources, in a prepared statement. “By addressing the 10 risk factors, we identify areas of change necessary for a healthier lifestyle while impacting the safety of our workforce.”


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