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Railroads Over Rockets: Family Pride Leads Manager to Union Pacific

Posted November 30, 2016 09:30 AM CDT

Manager of Yard Operations Nick Mayorga joined Union Pacific three years ago; a company where his father, five uncles, grandfathers and great-grandfather have worked.

Nick Mayorga always has looked up to his dad, a third generation Union Pacific locomotive engineer.

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For Eighth Generation Railroader, Union Pacific is the Right Fit

Oct. 31, 2016 08:53 AM CST

When Leia Durrant joined Union Pacific, her grandmother Mable gave her a lantern. It was hers from when she worked for the railroad as an operator in 1948, handing engineers messages on a train order hoop as they rolled by – a job that led to meeting her husband, Leia’s grandfather Bud, who was a roadmaster.

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Journeyman Electrician Finds Home at Union Pacific

Oct. 20, 2016 09:00 AM CST

Scott Casey knows the electrical industry. He grew up watching his father, uncles and grandfather – all electricians – deal with the industry’s fluctuating demands, often working job-to-job. For 30 years, Casey lived as a commercial electrician working on big projects like the Methodist Women’s Hospital and TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

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Variety of Technology Lures Programmer to Union Pacific

Sep. 29, 2016 08:55 AM CST

Valerie Sedlacek was destined to work in technology. She’s been exposed to it her entire life, with both parents working as programmers. So, it came as no surprise when she followed in their footsteps, earning a degree in computer science from University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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Railroad Experience Aids Veteran in Combat

Sep. 7, 2016 03:00 PM CST

Nate Westover’s job at Union Pacific involves a lot of logistics working with suppliers as a senior manager of Strategic Sourcing. As a U.S. Army Reservist, Westover’s latest combat mission to Iraq also involved logistics, and leadership – earning him a Bronze Star for meritorious service in a combat zone.

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