American Honda Motor Company, Inc. has awarded Norfolk Southern Corporation, in competition with all assembly plant and port locations shipping Honda vehicles, the 2008 Performance Excellence Award for Rail Origin Carrier of the Year for service provided at their Lincoln, Ala., automobile manufacturing plant.
The award recognizes transit performance, inventory control and empty rail car supply, and audit performance. Norfolk Southern began its service to the Lincoln plant in 2003 when the construction of the rail-served vehicle loading facility was completed.
“Norfolk Southern is honored to receive this award, which recognizes the hard work and dedicated efforts of the NS team during 2008 in delivering superior service to Honda, one of our major automotive customers, and we are committed to continuing to provide excellent service in the future,” said David Julian, NS president, automotive and supply chain services.
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America’s largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products.