The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) joins with many others in the railroad industry to mourn the passing of Kevin Brons, principal with Commercial Insurance Associates based in Brentwood, Tenn. Kevin passed away May 4, 2023.
“Kevin was a good friend to the NRC and a valued advocate for a strong safety culture and safety performance in the railroad industry,” says NRC President Ashley Wieland. “In his position with Commercial Insurance Associates, Kevin sponsored the NRC’s annual ‘Safe Contractor of the Year’ awards and spent countless hours grading award applications.”
“Kevin was one of the truly good guys in our industry,” added Ashley. “He was a pleasure to work with but also someone who positively impacted people and rail safety. On behalf of the NRC, we extend our deepest sympathy to Kevin’s children and family.”
Kevin worked in the railroad industry for more than 25 years to provide companies with risk-management strategies and insurance. He was an active member of the NRC, the American Association of Short Line and Regional Railroads (ASLRRA) and numerous regional and state railroad associations.
About the NRC - The NRC is a U.S. trade association that advances the mutual interests of railway contractors and suppliers who construct, maintain and supply freight railroads and rail-transit and passenger lines. Founded in 1978, the NRC connects members with other railway industry professionals and government officials and policy makers. The NRC collaborates with its members, government, and industry leaders to create a positive business climate and to make railway construction and maintenance safer and more efficient.
“For the FRA Part 219 and 243 implementation, the NRC was especially helpful for us in that they provide member companies guidance in how to comply with the ever-changing federal regulations. We also value the annual safety awards which we use to motivate our employees to uphold the highest level of safety as well as in business development materials.”
Ragnar Benson Construction, LLC.