The NRC is accepting applications through December 1, 2022, for its annual awards, including a new award for innovation in technology. The NRC will recognize award winners at its annual conference in Boca Raton, Florida, on January 4 through 7, 2023.
The awards recognize exemplary performance by member companies and their employees in the following categories:
Information about each award and applications are posted on the NRC’s website.
The Innovation in Technology Award is a new award offered for the first time to honor innovation and unique technologies, or technological services, created or implemented by an NRC member company. Eligible technologies or related services include grade crossings, RWP, contractor safety, freight rail, industrial track, rail transit, commuter rail, intercity passenger rail, rail on port facilities and rail on military facilities.
The NRC’s Technology Committee, chaired by Allen Branham, president of B4 Solutions, LLC., developed the award to highlight ways members are developing and implementing technology in the railway industry.
“Our members continually hear from engineering leaders with railroads and transit agencies that technology innovation is critical and an increasingly important way to improve safety and productivity and to reduce cost,” says Branham. “The Technology Committee decided that establishing an award would be a great way to recognize and honor companies that are developing impactful technologies that achieve those results. The award dovetails directly with the Committee’s mission to promote the use of technology to enhance safety and operations for our members and the railroad industry.”
If you have questions about the awards or the applications, contact the NRC.
I am really proud to have followed in my father’s footsteps who shaped and engrained in me the importance of the NRC and getting involved. (The NRC) through friendships and dialogue with fellow competitors, relationships with the supply community, and with a vision that private railroad contractors could and would have a seat at the table when it came to building and maintaining our country’s railroad infrastructure … and that we could and would do it safely, efficiently, profitably, and of the highest quality.
Retiree, 2020 NRC Hall of Fame Inductee
RailWorks Track Systems, Inc.