ope. Coal traffic originating in the Southern Powder River Basin area of Wyoming is the primary segment of the company’s coal business. Industrial Products: The company’s network facilitates the movement of various commodities between various origin and destination points throughout North America. The Industrial Products group consists of various categories, including construction products, minerals, consumer goods, metals, lumber, paper, and other miscellaneous products. Commercial, residential, and governmental infrastructure investments drive shipments of steel, aggregates (cement components), cement, and wood products. Oil and gas drilling generates demand for raw steel, finished pipe, frac sand, stone, and drilling fluid commodities. Industrial and light manufacturing plants receive steel, nonferrous materials, minerals, and other raw materials. Paper and packaging commodities, as well as appliances, move to major metropolitan areas for consumers. Lumber shipments originate primarily in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada, and move throughout the U.S. for use in new home construction, and repair and remodeling. Intermodal: The company’s Intermodal business includes two segments, such as international and domestic. International business consists of import and export container traffic that primarily passes through West Coast ports served by its terminal network. Domestic business includes container and trailer traffic picked up and delivered within North America for intermodal marketing companies (primarily shipper agents and logistics companies), as well as truckload carriers. Less-than-truckload and package carriers with time-sensitive business requirements are also an important part of domestic shipments. Seasonality Some of the commodities that the company carries have peak shipping seasons, reflecting either or both the nature of the commodity (such as certain agricultural and food products that have specific growing and harvesting seasons) and the demand cycle for the commodity (such as intermodal traffic that peaks during the third quarter (year ending December 2014) to meet holiday-related demand for consumer goods during the fourth quarter). In response to an annual request from the Surface Transportation Board (STB) of the U.S. Department of Transportation to all of the Class I railroads operating in the U.S., the company submits a publicly available letter during the third quarter detailing its plans for handling traffic during the third and fourth quarters and providing other information requested by the STB. Governmental and Environmental Regulation The operations of the company are subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the STB. The operations of the company are also subject to the regulations of the Federal Railroad Administration and other federal and state agencies. The primary laws affecting the company’s operations are the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, regulating the management and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, regulating the cleanup of contaminated properties; the Clean Air Act, regulating air emissions; and the Clean Water Act, regulating waste water discharges. Competition The company’s major railroad competitor is Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC. History Union Pacific Corporation was founded in 1862. The company was incorporated in Utah in 1969.
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1400 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68179
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