DENVER – The OmniTRAX Inc.-operated Newburgh & South Shore Railroad, LLC (NSR) was honored by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) with the Richard F. Timmons Award, which recognizes efforts to recruit and support military veterans, at its 104th convention in Grapevine, Texas. The award, which is named for the former U.S. Army lieutenant general who served as ASLRRA’s president from 2002 to 2014, was presented to NSR for having the highest ratio of veterans in its workforces among member railroads.
“As a company, we are dedicated to supporting our servicemen and servicewomen across the branches of the military, both active and retired. They’ve made significant sacrifices to protect our freedoms, so it’s important that we show our commitment to them by providing jobs and training where we can,” said Kevin Shuba, CEO of OmniTRAX and a US Army veteran. “Receiving this award is an honor that will drive us to expand our veteran recruitment efforts even further.”
The NSR operates in the heart of Cleveland’s interstate highway system serving a diverse customer base that includes Charter Steel, National Lime & Stone, Tri-County Concrete, PSC Metals, Gateway Recycling, Minneapolis Flour, Ferro and Dougherty Lumber. In addition to railroad operations, NSR offers transload services for several industries.
About OmniTRAX, Inc.
As one of North America’s largest private railroad and transportation management companies, OmniTRAX’s core capabilities range from providing management services to railroad and port services and to intermodal and industrial switching operations. Through its affiliation with The Broe Group and its portfolio of managed companies, OmniTRAX also has the unique capability of offering specialized industrial development and real estate solutions, both on and off the rail network managed by OmniTRAX. More information is available at www.omnitrax.com.
About The Broe Group
The Broe Group, based in Denver, Colorado, is a diversified privately-owned enterprise with a multi-billion dollar asset base. The Broe Group and its affiliates employ more than 1,000 people directly and provide employment for countless others through its Great Western Industrial Park in Northern Colorado. The Broe Group and its affiliates own and/or manage commercial real estate and other businesses across North America. Its transportation affiliate, OmniTRAX, Inc., is a leading transportation services firm with railroad, port and terminal operations, and is the 2nd largest operator of short-line railroads in the U.S. Its energy affiliate, Great Western Oil & Gas Company, is a top 10 driller in Colorado and among the top 100 drillers in the U.S. The Broe Group has multiple other investment affiliates, including Three Leaf Ventures, which is focused on innovative healthcare technology start-ups. For more information, see www.broe.com.