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CN announces partnership for new Alabama logistics park

Rail News Home Canadian National Railway - CN 12/17/2020 Rail News: Canadian National Railway - CN
image "This logistics park will service customers across our network and the first phase will specifically serve the demand for bagging and stuffing plastic resin containers, which is on the rise in the United States," said James Cairns, CN's senior vice president of rail central supply chain.Photo – cn.ca

CN, in collaboration with Alabama Export Railroad and Ray-Mont Logistics, is launching the first phase of a new high-tech logistics park in Mobile, Alabama. The park is expected to open in late 2021.

The project's first phase will entail a facility for bagging and containerizing plastic pellets. The terminal will include two bagging lines with an annual capacity of 25,000 20-foot equivalent units, CN officials said in a press release.

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CN slates March 2021 opening for new Wisconsin terminal

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image Located at the center of CN's network, the multipurpose facility in New Richmond will include an automotive compound for finished vehicles and an intermodal terminal.Photo – cn.ca

CN on March 1, 2021, will open a new inland distribution terminal in western Wisconsin, the Class I announced yesterday.

Located at the center of CN's network, the multipurpose facility in New Richmond will include an automotive compound for finished vehicles and an intermodal terminal to serve intermodal shippers and receivers in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

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CN renews support of supply chain education, research programs

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image CN has worked with the Centre for Supply Chain Management at Wilfrid Laurier University for the past five years.Photo – cn.ca

CN yesterday announced it has renewed its support of research and education at the Centre for Supply Chain Management at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, with a donation of CA$500,000.

The contribution builds on CN's donation of CA$500,000 in 2015. Over the past five years, CN has worked with the center to support student internships and a cooperative education program, establish a CN Fellow in Supply Chain Management, and hold an annual conference on supply chain and logistics in Milton, Ontario. 

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CN marks 25 years as publicly traded company

Rail News Home Canadian National Railway - CN 11/18/2020 Rail News: Canadian National Railway - CN
image CN's JJ Ruest is shown with the different locomotives welcomed in CN’s ranks over the years. Locomotives from left to right: BC Rail, Grand Trunk Western, CN, Illinois Central Railroad, the Wisconsin Central Railroad, and the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway.Photo – cn.ca

CN yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the date the Canadian government put the railroad's shares up for sale to investors.

At CA$2.25 billion, the sale was the largest initial public offering in Canadian history. And at the time, CN was the largest and oldest crown corporation in Canada.

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CN recognized as a 'Top 100' employer

Rail News Home Canadian National Railway - CN 11/16/2020 Rail News: Canadian National Railway - CN
image CN announced last week that once again it has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The award recognizes the railroad's commitment to provide exceptional employee programs and workplace policies, CN officials said in a press release. In particular, CN's commitment to supporting communities through its employee and pensioner-run Community Fund, which has raised more than CA$18.5 million since 2010 for Canadian charities, was acknowledged. Also highlighted was CN's focus on employee health through the Employee and Family Assistance Program and access to telemedicine. The award follows the Class I being named one of Montreal's Top 100 employers and one of Canada's best diversity employers for four years in a row, CN officials said.

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