Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the first two days of the American Association of Railroad Superintendents' (AARS) annual meeting in St. Louis. The event included a panel discussion on day-to-day management issues. The panelists, all railroad executives, talked about how good training programs can go a long way toward retaining workers by keeping them interested in their jobs and committed to their employers. Serving on the panel were John Wright, general manager of Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad; Rachael Peterson, senior vice president of people services at Watco Cos. LLC; and Michael Collier, vice president mechanical, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.To learn more about their discussion, read this article I wrote and posted on ProgressiveRailroading.com.
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