SOURCE: BNSF Railway Company

August 22, 2007 09:48 ET

Owens Corning Recognizes BNSF Railway Company for Service Excellence

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - Owens Corning recently named BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) as a recipient of their 2006 Global Logistics Carrier of the Year award for Enterprise Carrier of the Year for Intermodal Services and Enterprise Rail Carrier of the year for Carload Rail Services.

The Owens Corning Global Logistics team recognized BNSF for superior on-time performance, while contributing significantly to the success of the entire Owens Corning enterprise in 2006. BNSF was among a select group of carriers that Owens Corning recognized at its World Headquarters in Toledo, Ohio for extraordinary commitment to Owens Corning. Owens Corning annually recognizes carriers of all modes for both inbound and outbound transportation service.

"Our carriers redefine what is possible each day to provide the entire Owens Corning enterprise with ongoing superior service," stated Jerry Ulm, Global Carrier Relations Leader for Owens Corning. "This recognition of the elite in our industry is due to their ability to effectively anticipate and adjust their processes to meet the daily challenges while continuing to provide a consistent level of superior performance."

"It is an honor to be recognized by Owens Corning as a vital link in their supply chain," said Dave Garin, BNSF group vice president, Industrial Products. "We look forward to strengthening our relationship further with Owens Corning by continuing to provide transportation products that deliver reliable and consistent service."

According to Steve Branscum, BNSF group vice president, Consumer Products, "BNSF is proud to receive this recognition from Owens Corning. Our employees' commitment to providing quality transportation services and dedication to meeting our customers' expectations are two reasons why companies continue to recognize BNSF as an industry leader in providing transportation services."

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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