CN Celebrates “Nation Builder Award” & 100th Anniversary
Canada’s largest nonprofit supply chain association, SCMA, honored CN this week with the “Nation’s Builder Award” at the SCMA National Conference and Fellow Awards Gala at Le Sheraton Hotel in Montreal. The recognition serves as the first for the leading company, responsible for transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods each year across its 20,000 route-miles throughout Canada and parts of America.
“The 100th anniversary of SCMA served as the catalyst for this award, but the selection of CN was guided by the company’s unrivaled legacy of economic and innovative contributions to building Canada’s supply chain infrastructure,” said Christian Buhagiar, President and CEO, SCMA. “As beautiful as our country is, the variety of terrains and population density pose unique challenges for the safe, secure movement and tracking of goods and raw materials. Without leading edge infrastructure, the integrity of Canada’s supply chains is compromised and Canada’s positioning in global trade is at risk. CN has and continues to provide the investments and leadership needed to ensure that Canada is recognized for having one of the safest supply chains in the world.”
“On behalf of all CN railroaders, I am honoured to have CN recognized with the SCMA’s Nation Builder Award,” said JJ Ruest, President and CEO, CN. “As with SCMA, this year marks our centennial, and while we are proud of the company’s heritage, our focus is on the future of the supply chain and how we can play an active role in moving Canada’s natural resources and our customers’ goods to market safely and efficiently. We are focusing on investing in infrastructure, technology and solutions to increase our role in Canadian supply chain and across our international markets.”