Press release from Business Wire
Werner Enterprises Honored at the White House
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Werner Enterprises Honored at the White House10:12 EDT Wednesday, May 01, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. (Business Wire) -- Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, was recently honored at the White House. Werner was recognized for its support of the military by Joining Forces, the White House military employment campaign, at an event hosted by President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. Attending on behalf of Werner was President and COO Derek Leathers and Director of Military Recruiting Jim Morbach.
“Supporting our military is a part of our culture at Werner and we are honored that the White House recognizes our efforts,” stated Leathers. “We are very proud of our military associates and what they do to make us a stronger and more competitive organization.”
Werner developed its own successful military campaign in conjunction with the White House veteran campaign. The program, Operation Freedom, designed for military veterans in the work place, hired approximately 1,350 veterans in 2012. The Company has pledged to hire a minimum of 1,000 veterans in 2013 and more than 5,000 veterans in the next five years. Werner's apprenticeship program also assists veterans with their benefits and provides training.
Werner is widely acknowledged as a military friendly employer. GI Jobs magazine selected Werner as number 28 on its list of “Top 100 Military Employers for 2013.” Werner was awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) “Pro Patria” Award in 2011 and is a five time recipient of the “Patriot Award” which is given to supervisors and employers who support a strong National Guard and Reserve force. Approximately 20 percent of Werner's work force is comprised of military veterans.
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