VETERANS RECRUITMENT AWARD

The Veterans Recruitment Award recognizes ASLRRA Railroad and Associate members who have demonstrated a commitment to hiring veterans, as evidenced by the percentage of employees who are veterans.  

This year’s award winner is the Louisville & Indiana Railroad Company. This short line railroad has a 30% ratio of veterans in their workforce and 30% of their 2017 new hires are veterans. The company honors their veterans in many ways including distributing Veteran Lapel pins and highlighting veterans in the company newsletters, and adding a Veteran Recognition logo to two of their locomotives. In 2017, the company made a monetary donation to Paralyzed Veterans of America for materials for a new deck at their facility and sent a group of employee volunteers to build the deck.  

“The railroad industry knows that veterans have unique talents that make them ideal candidates for railroad jobs. We are committed to exploring how our industry can best be of service to the Veterans community by offering a place in the economy with meaningful income that can utilize the skill set that Veterans have attained during their time in service.  We want to give Veterans an easier transition to employment after they serve,” 
- David Hankins, Chair of the Veterans Recruitment Committee