The 2009 NRC/RT&S/Commercial Insurance Associates Safe Railroad Contractor of the Year Awards will be presented at NRC Conference being held at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert, Calif. This year marked the fifth consecutive year of record participation in the contest, with 46 separate railroad contracting companies participating. Every one of these companies should be commended for their extensive efforts to promote and improve safety in the railroad contracting industry and for subjecting their full safety program and range of practices to an extensive outside review. These companies represent the very best of the NRC and the entire railroad construction and maintenance industry. Special congratulations to the four category winners: • US Trackworks LLC of Wayland, Michigan • Delta Railroad Construction of Ashtabula, Ohio • Mass Electric Construction/MECRail of Irving, Texas • Loram Maintenance of Way of Hamel, Minnesota A full list of awards is available at www.nrcma.org.