Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Louisville & Indiana Railroad wins ASLRRA award for hiring veterans

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 Lousiville & Indiana Railroad

The Louisville & Indiana Railroad was named one of four winners of the Timmons Award for an outstanding effort hiring and retaining military veterans.

“We are very proud that our team has received this national recognition from the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA),” said Louisville & Indiana Railroad President John Goldman.

Fully one-quarter of L&I’s 47 employees are veterans, active duty reservists or National Guard, Goldman noted.

The award was presented April 25 to L&I at ASLRRA’s annual conference in Grapevine, Texas. Other winners are: Newburgh and South Shore Railroad, LLC; GE Transportation; and Magnus, LLC.

The award, named for Lt. Gen. Richard F. Timmons (Ret.), recognizes the top mid-size and small railroads and the large and small rail supply companies that have the highest ratio of veterans in their work force.

Timmons retired after 32 years in the U.S. Army and was president of the ASLRRA from 2002-14.

The railroad, headquartered in Jeffersonville, Ind., is a subsidiary of Anacostia Rail Holdings and operates 106 route-miles of track. It was selected from a survey sent to more than 500 railroads and rail suppliers in January 2017.

Louisville & Indiana has had excellent experience hiring veterans, according to Goldman. “Vets are used to working nights and weekends outdoors with large equipment and are drug-free–a requirement in the transportation industry.”



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