On Friday, July 23 the NRC and member company Omaha Track hosted Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) for a tour of Omaha Track's headquarters in Omaha, Neb. Senator Fischer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, becoming the first Nebraska woman elected to a full term and the first Nebraska state senator elected directly after service in the state legislature.
Fischer serves on the Senate’s Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. She also serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
“For 38 years, Omaha Track has provided materials and services for all levels of the railroad industry. That’s a history to be very proud of. It was a pleasure to tour the Omaha facility in person today and thank employees for the good work they do and their contributions to Nebraska and our country’s transportation network,” said Senator Fischer.
Founded in 1983, Omaha Track provides products and services to Class 1 and Short Line railroads, rail contractors and industries across North America. Formerly known as the Tie Yard of Omaha, Omaha Track started off with three employees, and now employ over 270 people in North America. “It was a pleasure hosting Senator Fischer at our facility today. Getting the chance to showcase our facility, talk about the state of the rail industry in Nebraska, and hear from the Senator about the happenings in Washington was a terrific experience” said Jeff Peterson, President of Omaha Track.
Omaha Track was also represented by CEO and Owner Terry Peterson, CFO Kelvin Whited, and Senior Director Strategic Accounts & Sourcing Lisa Roberts who also serves as an NRC Board Member.
Also in attendance was Clark Ponthier, Senior Vice President-Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement, Union Pacific; Scott Trayler, VP, Rio Grande Pacific Corporation; Kevin Hicks, National Freight Market Sector Leader, TranSystems, and NRC Board Member; and Mike McGonagle, Senior Director of Operations, NRC.