SOURCE: BNSF Railway Company

June 11, 2008 16:30 ET

BNSF Railway Company Named Intermodal Carrier of the Year

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - BNSF Railway Company was recently honored by Owens Corning as the 2007 Intermodal Carrier of the Year.

"BNSF intermodal's commitment to safety, consistent service and open communications with Owens Corning has been essential to their success. With a changing marketplace, having a provider like BNSF allows us to supply our customers with high-quality delivery performance using a very efficient mode of transport," said Troy Stevenson, Owens Corning, Carrier Relations Leader, North America Dry Van & Intermodal Transportation.

"I think I speak for everyone up and down the line at BNSF when I say it is an honor to receive this recognition from Owens Corning," said Steve Branscum, BNSF group vice president, Consumer Products. "We strive to provide excellent intermodal service to our clients. This level of service comes directly from our employees' dedication to providing quality transportation services and commitment to our customers' expectations."

This is the fourth time BNSF has won this award since 2002.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a world leader in building materials systems and composite solutions. A Fortune 500 company for more than 50 years, Owens Corning people redefine what is possible each day to deliver high-quality products and services ranging from insulation, roofing, siding and stone, to glass composite materials used in transportation, electronics, telecommunications and other high-performance applications. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology with sales of $6.5 billion in 2006 and 19,000 employees in 26 countries. Additional information is available at http://www.owenscorning.com/.

About BNSF

A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI), BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain than any other American railroad, carries the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulfur coal to generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at www.bnsf.com.

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