BNSF CEO visits Galesburg for company “town hall” meeting


The head of one of the largest freight transportation companies in North America visited Galesburg this morning for a private company event.

BNSF CEO Carl Ice spoke to Galesburg employees today at a “town hall” style meeting at the Orpheum Theatre. 

BNSF Vice President of External Communications Mike Trevino says Ice travels across the company’s system once per month to meet with a few select locations. 

Trevino says Ice will next visit with employees in Texas as a part of today’s trip. 

BNSF is one of the largest employers in Galesburg, harboring a railyard and multiple trains passing through per day. 

According to the company’s website, more than 43,000 are employed continent-wide. 

Ice has been the BNSF CEO since 2014.

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