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RailWorks Honors Safety and Performance


RailWorks honored the safety and operational milestones of its exceptional project teams during the company’s annual Leadership Meeting this month.

The company’s best-in-class L.K. Comstock award and Spike Awards are given in recognition of exemplary across-the-board performance by a region or project team and dedication in Safety; Project Execution; Employee Engagement; and Customer Intimacy.

“We have had a tremendously successful year in terms of financial performance, but I’m most proud of our achievements in operational efficiency and safety enhancements. These awards are an opportunity to highlight the great work happening around the company,” said Kevin Riddett, RailWorks President and CEO.

The Spike Awards are named after the Golden Spike, a ceremonial final spike joining the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in 1869, has come to be a symbol of a job well done.

The award winners are as follows:

  • L.K Comstock Award: The Los Angeles Metro Blue Line Track and System Refurbishment project, RailWorks Track Systems. 
  • Golden Spike: Oregon Trunk Pole Line Removal project, RailWorks Signals and Communications. 
  • Silver Spike: Second Track Project, L.K. Comstock and RailWorks Transit in New York. 
  • Bronze Spike: NARSTCO in Midlothian and Cedar Hill, Texas. 

The inaugural RailWorks President's Award was given to Anthony Churchman, RailWorks Senior Signal Engineer, for operational leadership and his outstanding efforts in expanding the services of the Signals and Communications organization.

Learn more about our commitment to safety and the quality of work we do for our customers