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Werner Enterprises to Commemorate Earth Day at Global Headquarters
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Werner Enterprises to Commemorate Earth Day at Global Headquarters10:15 EDT Wednesday, April 17, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. (Business Wire) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, will host an Earth Day event Friday, April 19, at the global headquarters in Omaha from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 12 p.m., Steve Phillips, senior vice president of operations, will speak at the event regarding Werner's continued focus on sustainability.
In addition, the event will showcase vehicles with alternative fuel engines including a Werner CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) truck and trailer and MUD's (Metropolitan Utilities District) CNG Ford pickup. There will be several educational booths hosted by energy conservation specialists from MUD, OPPD (Omaha Public Power District), Millard Sprinkler and Shred-It to inform associates of the latest ways to save energy, conserve water and recycle. Experts from several Werner departments will also be present to discuss “green” tips and initiatives, and the Company will sponsor tree raffles and seed giveaways.
“As a leader of the transportation industry, Werner Enterprises understands the importance of adapting and following sustainability initiatives,” said Derek Leathers, president and COO of Werner Enterprises. “We have fully accepted our role and responsibility and, as a result, have become an innovator in energy conservation. Hosting this event allows us to share these responsible behaviors and other tips with our associates.”
Werner will also host an Earth Day event Saturday, April 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Zorinsky Park in Omaha. Members of Werner's Blue Brigade associate volunteer organization will participate in a community beautification project that includes cleaning the park.
Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services. Werner's Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, and international services. International services are provided through Werner's domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.'s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select MarketSM under the symbol "WERN." For further information about Werner, visit the company's website at www.werner.com.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications