Werner Enterprises Honored at the White House
OMAHA, Neb. -- May 1, 2013
Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics
provider, was recently honored at the White House. Werner was recognized for
its support of the military by Joining Forces, the White House military
employment campaign, at an event hosted by President Barack Obama, First Lady
Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. Attending on
behalf of Werner was President and COO Derek Leathers and Director of Military
Recruiting Jim Morbach.
“Supporting our military is a part of our culture at Werner and we are honored
that the White House recognizes our efforts,” stated Leathers. “We are very
proud of our military associates and what they do to make us a stronger and
more competitive organization.”
Werner developed its own successful military campaign in conjunction with the
White House veteran campaign. The program, Operation Freedom, designed for
military veterans in the work place, hired approximately 1,350 veterans in
2012. The Company has pledged to hire a minimum of 1,000 veterans in 2013 and
more than 5,000 veterans in the next five years. Werner’s apprenticeship
program also assists veterans with their benefits and provides training.
Werner is widely acknowledged as a military friendly employer. GI Jobs
magazine selected Werner as number 28 on its list of “Top 100 Military
Employers for 2013.” Werner was awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and
Reserve (ESGR) “Pro Patria” Award in 2011 and is a five time recipient of the
“Patriot Award” which is given to supervisors and employers who support a
strong National Guard and Reserve force. Approximately 20 percent of Werner’s
work force is comprised of military veterans.
Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation
and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe,
South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters
in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico,
China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in
the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services
that includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed;
medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services. Werner's
Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage,
intermodal, and international services. International services are provided
through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean,
air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.’s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Select
Market^SM under the symbol “WERN”. For further information about Werner, visit
the Company’s website at www.werner.com.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications
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