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Norfolk Southern Names Newell Baker to Lead Industrial Development; Collingwood Retires

Norfolk, VA - Feb 20, 2008
Newell M. Baker
Newell M. Baker

Newell M. Baker has been named assistant vice president industrial development for Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC), effective March 1, in Atlanta. He will report to Robert E. Martínez, vice president business development.

Baker joined Norfolk Southern as a management trainee in the engineering department in 1973. He was named director industrial development, his current position, in 1993. Baker earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University.

In his new position, Baker will assume the responsibilities held by Larry R. Collingwood, who will retire March 1 after a 36-year railroad career. Collingwood joined Norfolk Southern in 1971 and was named assistant vice president in 1996.

Larry R. Collingwood
Larry R. Collingwood

Norfolk Southern’s industrial development department assists state and local government and economic development officials throughout 22 states on projects involving site location and development of infrastructure to connect customers to its rail system and provides free and confidential plant location services, including site layout, engineering, and logistics assistance. Industrial development offices are located in Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala.; Columbia, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Harrisburg, Pa.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Norfolk; Philadelphia; Raleigh, N.C.; Roanoke, Va., and St. Louis.

Norfolk Southern Corporation 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.


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