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Union Pacific Recognized by Chrysler for Outstanding Service

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Union Pacific Recognized by Chrysler for Outstanding Service08:03 EDT Tuesday, August 16, 2011OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chrysler Group LLC recognized Union Pacific for outstanding support in the fields of logistics and transportation at its 2011 Annual Supplier Meeting and Awards Ceremony in Detroit. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110304/LA59497LOGO)"Collaboration with our supply base has been a critical component in our ability to bring 16 new or significantly refreshed vehicles to the marketplace in the past year. Without the strong support of our supplier partners, we would not have been able to accomplish such a feat in such a short amount of time," said Dan Knott, Chrysler Group Senior Vice President of Purchasing and Supplier Quality.Chrysler recognized suppliers who fared well on its External Balanced Scorecard, a rating system that evaluates supplier performance in areas such as quality, delivery, cost, warranty and partnership in addition to input from senior leadership.  "It is an honor to be recognized by Chrysler for our commitment to service," said Linda Brandl, Union Pacific vice president and general manager-Automotive. "Our dedicated team effort and our focus on delivering value made this award possible. We aim to continue exceeding expectations in logistics and transportation with Chrysler."About Union PacificUnion 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.SOURCE Union PacificFor further information: Tom Lange, +1-402-544-3560, tomlange@up.com, www.facebook.com/unionpacific, www.twitter.com/unionpacific