OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As a proud supporter of the Omaha community, Werner
Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics
provider, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Horses
of Honor Omaha, a public art exhibition in Turner Park benefiting
the Omaha Police Foundation.
The exhibit, featuring eight life-size horse statues each honoring the
life of a fallen hero of the Omaha Police Department and individually
designed by an Omaha area artist, was unveiled today in a ceremony at
Turner Park. Werner is sponsoring fallen officer James “Jimmy” Wilson
who was slain during a traffic stop on Aug. 20, 1995. Wilson’s art
teacher Paul Hundtoft painted Werner’s statue and Werner Maintenance
associates Brian Forbes, special projects manager, and Ron Bryant, body
mechanic, applied the final clear coat.
“Werner Enterprises is honored to commemorate a true hero in the Omaha
community and pay tribute to the life of Officer Jimmy Wilson,” said
President and CEO Derek Leathers. “We are thankful for all of the men
and women of the Omaha Police Department who serve to prevent crime,
save lives and make Omaha a safer city.”
A tribute concert will be held Saturday May 21 in Turner Park at Midtown
Crossing. The project will be displayed for a year before the horse
statues are sold in spring of 2017 with the proceeds benefitting the
Omaha Police Foundation.
Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier
transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North
America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner
maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains
offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia.
Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United
States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that
includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed;
medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services.
Werner’s Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management,
truck brokerage, intermodal and international services. International
services are provided through Werner’s domestic and global subsidiary
companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight
forwarding; and customs brokerage.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global
Select MarketSM under the symbol “WERN”. For further
information about Werner, visit the company’s website at www.werner.com.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
of Corporate Communications