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					      HERZOG NEWS               A Newsletter for Herzog Companies

NOVEMBER 2011                                         www.herzog.com                                                      Safety First



          TAS I Aw a rd e d C a l t ra i n C o n t ra c t
TransitAmerica Services, Inc., a subsidiary of    Caltrain, however, publicly boasted about its    Caltrain runs through San Francisco, San
Herzog Transit Services, Inc., was awarded        choice.                                          Mateo and Santa Clara counties and services
the five-year contract to operate and maintain                                                     34 rail stations.
Caltrain, a 147-year-old commuter rail system      “It’s not like we’re walking away from a
in California. There were three other leading     chunk of money; we had to look at the            Caltrain is a descendant of the San Francisco
transit service providers competing for the       whole picture,” said Caltrain spokesman          Peninsula’s oldest intercity passenger rail
job. The contract includes managing the           Mark Simon to the San Jose Mercury News.         system, which began in 1863 as the San
daily staffing and operations that consist of     TransitAmerica Services, Inc. “presented us      Francisco and San Jose Railroad Co. The
86 weekday, 36 Saturday, 32 Sunday trains,        with a plan that basically just blew our socks   service provides a fast, convenient alternative
inspections, maintenance of track, rail vehicle   off. We thought their proposal was really a      to driving the heavily congested Bayshore
fleet, rights-of-way, structures, signals,        creative and intelligent and thoughtful way to   Freeway (Highway 101). As many as 20,
communication networks, stations and other        go about it, within a budget that made sense     80 mph “baby bullet” trains run weekdays
facilities.                                       to us.”                                          between major stations taking less than an
                                                                                                   hour between San Francisco and San Jose.
Here are the proposal scores and bids:            Ray Lanman, TransitAmerica Services, Inc.’s
                                                  Vice President Corporate Development said,       TransitAmerica Services, Inc. has five months
                     Score         $ Amount
                                                  “The Caltrain project is the third largest       to ramp up and ensure a seamless transition
 TransitAmerica      68.4          $398.6 M       contracted commuter rail service in the          from Amtrak, the current operator, and
 Services, Inc.
                                                  United States. Winning this highly sought        is scheduled to take over revenue service
 Amtrak/              56           $421 M
 Bombardier                                       after contract puts Herzog Transit Services,     on March 3, 2012. Headquarters for this
 Veolia              48.6          $374.5 M
                                                  Inc./TransitAmerica Services, Inc. in the        operation will be in San Jose, California.
                                                  forefront of the commuter rail industry.
 Keolis              41.8          $416.4 M
                                                  This accomplishment was truly a team effort
                                                  involving the efforts by individuals from all
During the lengthy and highly competitive         disciplines of TransitAmerica Services, Inc.
pursuit of this job, executives from              They should be justly proud.”
TransitAmerica Services, Inc. and Herzog
Transit Services, Inc. impressed the Peninsula    The corridor stretches 51.4 miles from San
Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB), the            Francisco to San Jose, and about 30 miles
agency that runs the service, and convinced       from San Jose to
them to choose a company with the second          Gilroy.
lowest bid. This was widely noted by trade
publications and mainstream media
particularly since one competitor,
Veolia, bid $24 million less.
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                                          The past few years for our national construction division have been tough due to the
                                                                                                                                                         HRSI Team Hits Five Year Mark
                                          poor U.S. economy and aggressive competition. We recognize these hard times and
                                          Herzog is actively looking at numerous opportunities throughout North America.           Falls City, NE - On July 1st, Herzog Railroad Services Inc. Railcar Repair Facility in Falls City, NE celebrated working more than five
                                          To help minimize staff reduction, we were able to transfer many team members             years without any loss time accidents. Employees enjoyed a nice lunch and were recognized for their accomplishment. In attendance
                                                                                                                                   from day shift: Jeremy Barber, Joe Benavidez, Jeffery Blazer, Brian Buckminster, Eric Carlson, Evan Chapman, Rodger Clark, Sam
                                          to different areas of work within the Herzog companies. Keep in mind career
                                                                                                                                   Cobb, Brad Cluck, Nick Cluck, Cody Guthals, John Hill, Eric Hopper Gary Johnson, Thomas Keller, Wade Klaus, Jason Kreifels, Justin
                                          opportunities are posted on the website at www.herzog.com. If you know someone
                                                                                                                                   Kreifels, Kevin Nowling, Rob O’Callaghan, Bill Phroper, Cliff Phroper, Jace Prater, Eugene Rosenberger, Crystal Scrivens, Nathan
                                          internal or outside the company who would make a good fit for a position, please
                                                                                                                                   Shields, Rana Snell, Gene Stoner, Nick Strecker, David Underwood, Jeff Verbick, and Geoff Zimmerman. In attendance from night
                                          contact your immediate supervisor.                                                       shift: John Elms, Aaron Herrs, Marty Jahn, Rob McIlquham, Josh O’Grady, Cody Reed, Nate Scates, Randy Willey, Megan Fisher,
                                                                                                                                   Patrick Swan, Derek Lambert, and Jordan Corzette. Way to go guys, keep up the good work!
                                          Here is the good news: we were recently awarded a $36.5 million Metro Rail Tunnel
                                          project in Toronto and a $32 million Positive Train Control contract in California.
                                          We were also shortlisted for the Dallas Streetcar; the proposal is due in March. The
                                          Atlanta Streetcar proposal will be submitted in mid November. In California, we are
                                          waiting for results on the VTA Silicon Valley and the Sonoma-Marin SMART Train.
                                                                                                                                       K i d s - C a rs a n d Sa fe t y
Letter                                    In Texas we’re waiting for results on the DART Irving 3 project. These are all large
                                                                                                                                  Washington, DC- The U.S. Department
                                                                                                                                  of Transportation’s National Highway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lives and help keep our kids safe, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     parents and caregivers need to know
                                          joint venture projects. We are also working on several large turnkey projects with
from the                                  private clients throughout North America. Our Transit division is also preparing a
                                                                                                                                  Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
                                                                                                                                  and popular animated series Chuggington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     how to properly install and use them,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     said NHTSA Administrator David
                                          large proposal for MTA in Maryland and was recently awarded the $398.6 million,
President                                 5-year operations and maintenance contract for Caltrain which will significantly
                                                                                                                                  today announced a new partnership
                                                                                                                                  to teach children how to be safe in and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Strickland. “That’s why, together with our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     safety partners, we encourage parents
                                          increase the size of Herzog Transit Services. Herzog Railroad Services is negotiating   around cars. The nationwide traffic safety                                                         to choose the right seat for their child’s
                                          several long-term contracts with Class I Railroads. For more information, please see    campaign is geared specifically towards                                                            size and weight and to have it checked
                                          page nine.                                                                              children from the ages of 2 to 7 and                                                               at one of the thousands of free safety
                                                                                                                                  includes a public service announcement                                                             seat inspection stations set up across
                                          We are continuing with asphalt paving and stevedoring in Turks and Caicos. Our          featuring characters from the show, a kid-                                                         the country for National Seat Check
                                          international team has entered new markets building utility infrastructure and          focused safety pledge and downloadable                                                             Saturday.”
                                          asphalt paving in Jamaica and St. Lucia. The team is also in hot pursuit of railroad    tips and activities for parents and caregivers
                                          contracts in Brazil and the Middle East.                                                to use with children.                                                                               More than 30,000 child passenger safety
                                                                                                                                                                                   “Chuggington’s characters learn important       technicians nationwide are participating
                                          Moving forward, our goals are to maintain a backlog of profitable work, keep our        “This exciting partnership with                  life lessons in every episode of the show       in Child Passenger Safety Week from
                                          workforce intact, and continue picking up contracts nationally and worldwide. We        Chuggington will help us bring our traffic       and often earn badges as rewards for            September 18 to 24. The week-long effort,
                                                                                                                                  safety message to young children and             appropriate behavior,” said Dick Rothkopf,      which culminates in National Seat Check
                                          appreciate your continued hard work and are confident 2012 will bring success in
                                                                                                                                  parents alike,” said U.S. Transportation         chairman of Ludorum, the creators of the        Saturday on September 24, includes both
                                          meeting our goals.
                                                                                                                                  Secretary Ray LaHood. “Educating children        show. “The ‘Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe!’    English- and at many locations - Spanish-
                                                                                                                                  at an early age about the importance of          traffic safety pledge and badge is based on     speaking technicians who are available to
I’d like to personally thank our long-                                                                                            wearing bicycle helmets, looking both ways       this concept. We hope that children will be     answer questions and help install child
time Safety Director, Mike Maguire,                                                                                               when crossing the street and buckling up         excited to learn the rules of the road while    safety seats. Parents should follow the
for his 25 years of service in helping                                                                                            leads to a lifetime of good traffic safety       they interact with Chuggington’s characters     federal government’s latest guidelines for
make Herzog a safe place to work.                                                                                                 habits.”                                         and earn their ‘official’ Chuggington Traffic   selecting the appropriate type of child
Our current EMR (Experience                                                                                                                                                        Safety badges.”                                 restraint for children through age 12 and
Modifier Rating) is .44, an impeccable                                                                                            Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the                                                         should always read the owner’s manual for
rating for our industry and manhours                                                                                              leading cause of death for children, with        Today’s announcement at Harriet Tubman          installation instructions for their child seat
                                                                                                                                  1,314 fatalities and 179,000 injuries to         Elementary School coincides with National       and vehicle.
worked. After Mike’s retirement on
                                                                                                                                  those 14 and younger in 2009. In 2007, an        Child Passenger Safety Week and comes
November 4th, Ryan Van Meter will
                                                                                                                                  estimated 262 fatalities and 115,000 injuries    on the heels of a recent survey by Safe         To access the Chuggington kids pledge and
assume the responsibilities for overall
                                                                                                                                  to children 14 and younger occurred from         Kids USA showing there’s still room for         online tools, visit www.chuggington.com/
management of the safety department                                                                                                                                                improvement for parents installing child
                                                                                                                                  pedestrian incidents involving children                                                          safety.
as Director of Risk Management.                                                                                                   playing in or around motor vehicles. The         safety seats. Earlier this year, NHTSA
                                                                                                                                  new partnership unveiled today combines          released revised guidelines encouraging         To learn more about child seat guidelines
                                                                                                                                  NHTSA’s safety guidelines for pedestrians,       parents to keep their children in rear-facing   or to find a local fitting station, visit www.
                                                                                                                                  school buses, bikes and car seat use with        child seats as long as possible up to the       nhtsa.gov.

                                          Al Landes                                                                               Chuggington’s characters to reach parents
                                                                                                                                  and children.
                                                                                                                                                                                   height and weight specifications of the seat.
                                                                                                                                                                                   “We already know that child seats save
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 Recent Awards


                                                                                                                                                 Prostate Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives
                                                                                                                                         September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no         Some also assume that no symptoms mean no cancer. However,
                                                                                                                                         better time to be aware of prostate cancer, the most commonly        prostate cancer is often symptom-free, which is why it is
                                                                                                                                         diagnosed cancer among men. One in six American men will             important to get tested.
                                                                                                                                         be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to
                                                                                                                                         the Prostate Cancer Foundation.                                      Though all men have some risk of getting prostate cancer, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              following things can increase your risk:
 Los Angeles, CA- Herzog Transit Services Inc.’s crew for The Waterfront Red Car Line celebrated seven years injury free. A              The PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test can help detect       •	 Age: Though men over 40 all have risk, the older you get,
 luncheon was held and each member was given an award and an iPod Nano for their dedication to hard work and staying                     prostate cancer in its early stages. Though it does not show              the greater your risk.
 safe. Pictured above left to right: Ruben A. Montenegro (HTSI), Pablo Torres (PHL), Paul Averill (BBRI), Luis Rodriguez                 whether or not you have prostate cancer, it shows abnormalities      •	 Race: African-Americans are the most likely to develop this
 (PHL), Jay Radinsky (HTSI), Lou Litten (HTSI), Norkely Zapata (HTSI), Gerald Kuc (HTSI), Davetta Woodrum (HTSI),                        that would prompt further testing, where cancer may be                    cancer, while Asian men have the lowest risk.
 Robert J Bryant (HTSI), Blanca Delgado (HTSI).                                                                                          identified.                                                          •	 Family History: If your father or brother has prostate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cancer, you are twice as likely to develop it.
                                                                                                                                         The survival rate when prostate cancer is detected early is nearly
                                                                                                                                         100 percent, and the PSA test can help with early detection. The     In addition to getting tested, research suggests that exercising,
                                                                                                                                         American Urological Association recommends that men receive          maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a low-fat diet rich in
                                                                                                                                         a PSA test starting at age 40.                                       fruits and vegetables can lower your risk. Talk to your doctor
                                                                                                                                                                                                              today about getting tested for prostate cancer, and other ways
                                                                                                                                         Some men assume that only older men get prostate cancer, but         you can take charge of your health.
                                                                                                                                         this is false. It is extremely uncommon for men under 40 to get
                                                                                                                                         prostate cancer, but for ages 40-59, the risk jumps to 1 in 38       Source: PowerGroup Companies
                                                                                                                                         men.
 Denver, CO- The Overhead Cantenary Systems Crew
 won the Quality Award for this month. Pictured
 left to right are: Ramon Rojo, Sergio Rodriguez,                                                                                            Bored With Your Workout?                                            Applesauce Pancakes
 Chad Schafer, Manuel Tapia, Jerry Sanchez, Tim
                                                                                                                                         It happens to everyone: the same workout routine
 Brinkerhoff, and Curtis Espinosa.                          Congratulations to Syd Alvani and Gary Dugas on completing the                                                                        •	   1¼ cups low-fat milk
                                                                                                                                         every day gets boring, and then it becomes tougher
                                                            ISO 9001:2008 16-Hour Lead Auditor Training course. “By taking this                                                                   •	   2 large eggs
                                                                                                                                         than ever to motivate yourself to work out at all.
                                                            American Society for Quality (ASQ) course, I trust one can be a more                                                                  •	   ¼ cup vegetable oil
                                                                                                                                         Here are some tips to break out of that rut:
                                                            effective team player. I extend my appreciations to coach Winnie Alfelor                                                              •	   2 cups canned applesauce (1 lb., 2 oz.)
                                                            for his efforts in making stronger athletes for our Herzog team,” said Syd                                                            •	   3 cups all-purpose flour
                                                                                                                                         •	 Sign up for a fitness class or buy a new workout      •	   2 tbsp. baking powder
                                                            Alvani. Ben West received his certification as an Inspector in Sediment          DVD – try something you’ve never done before.
                                                            and Erosion Control and Jack Webb received his FRA 214-Roadway                                                                        •	   1 tsp. salt
                                                                                                                                         •	 If you only do cardio now, add a couple days of       •	   ¼ cup sugar
                                                            Worker and Practical Track Measurement Techniques and Tools                     weight training each week.
                                                            Workshop certifications.                                                                                                              •	   ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
                                                                                                                                         •	 Do an activity you wouldn’t consider “exercise,”
                                                                                                                                            like dancing, playing outside with your kids or       Combine milk, eggs, oil and applesauce. Mix on low speed for one minute
                                                                                                                                            gardening.                                            until blended. Sift in flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon. Mix
 Irving, TX- DD Jones, left, was selected as a Patriotic
                                                                                                                                         •	 Add intervals to your cardio. For instance, if        on low until combined and then on medium for an additional minute.
 Employer by the Department of Defense and the
                                                                                                                                            you currently jog, alternate one minute of faster     Scoop ¼ cup portions onto lightly oiled griddle heated to 375 degrees F.
 National Guard Bureau for his continued support of
                                                                                                                                            jogging with one minute of slow jogging or fast       Cook until surface of pancake is covered with bubbles and bottom is lightly
 our troops at home and abroad. Robby Walling, also                                                                                                                                               browned (about two minutes). Turn and cook until lightly browned on
                                                                                                                                            walking.
 shown, submitted the winning nomination.                                                                                                                                                         other side, about one minute. Makes about 25 pancakes, with 121 calories
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in each.                                               Source: www.health.gov
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Manage Fatigue During Work                                                                   Tips to stay energized and alert                              Herzog’s Biggest Losers
                                                                                                                                                           St. Joseph, MO- Herzog Contracting Corp. participated in a 10-week slimdown
Between hectic schedules, stress and                 Avoid sugar, which will make you               •	   Avoid smoking, which lowers your
                                                                                                                                                           challenge, which ended the first week of October. Herzog had a total of 52
difficulty sleeping, many people find                crash later.                                        energy level.
                                                                                                                                                           participants. Together all 52 players lost a total of 266.4 pounds. That is an average of
themselves fatigued during the workday.         •	   Get moving. A short walk can be very
                                                                                                                                                           5.1 pounds per person. Here are the results from Herzog:
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to         energizing.                                    Improve Your Sleep Habits
reduce your fatigue.                            •	   Have a mini-meditation session at              Fatigue is generally caused by poor quality
                                                                                                                                                           Top Male Loser: Mike Maguire, 14.74% weight loss
                                                     your desk- it can help you calm down           or inadequate sleep. Try these tips:
                                                                                                                                                           Top Female Loser: Vickey Petitt, 14.22% weight loss
Risks of Fatigue                                     but also feel more alert.
                                                                                                                                                           Top Team: Small Fries (Betty Ray, Clinton Boldridge, and Rob McIlquham),
Symptoms of fatigue include moodiness,                                                              •	   Aim for seven to eight hours per
                                                                                                                                                                     10.80% weight loss
drowsiness, loss of energy, and lack of         Lifestyle Changes                                        night, even if that means rearranging
motivation and concentration. These             To fight fatigue long-term, incorporate                  your schedule.
are not ideal qualities to display at your      these healthy changes into your life:               •	   Create a good sleep environment
job. Not only does fatigue make you less
productive and less personable, it can also     •	   Eat nutritiously. Healthy food and
                                                                                                         (appropriate temperature, noise level
                                                                                                         and lighting).
                                                                                                                                                           Stories from the Winners
                                                                                                                                                           Mike Maguire: “My inspiration was having a goal
cause a serious safety risk if you work in a         portion sizes will help you stay               •	   Try to go to bed and wake up the                  thrown out by Al’s challenge to drop the pounds. My                                               Before                  After
hazardous position.                                  energized. Don’t skip meals or                      same time each day, including                     advice to others starting their weight loss journey would
                                                     overeat, and always start your day                  weekends.                                         be to get into an exercise routine and cut the carbs and
For a Quick Energy Boost                             with breakfast.                                •	   Limit caffeine, alcohol, big meals and
                                                                                                                                                           high sugar food out of your diet.”
Consider these suggestions for a quick
and easy boost when you’re feeling tired
                                                •	   Limit your caffeine to one or two
                                                     drinks per day. Drink plenty of water
                                                                                                         rigorous exercise close to bedtime.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hugs, Kisses and High Fives!
                                                                                                                                                           Clinton Boldridge: “I know Betty Ray cut down on                   As of November 4th, Mike Maguire says goodbye. Not only
at work:                                             to keep your body hydrated.                    Source: PowerGroup Companies
                                                •	   Exercise regularly. This will increase                                                                her meal size and increased her activity level. As for             will that be his birthday but that is also his last day at Herzog.
                                                                                                    Did You Know...?                                       me, I cut down on my serving sizes. I eliminated my
•	   Eat a snack that includes complex               your energy levels and also help you                                                                                                                                     Mike will be hitting the road for some travel and catching up on
                                                                                                    Fatigue can be linked to an underlying medical         Pepsi intake for the most part, as well as controlling my
     carbohydrates and protein (like an              sleep better at night.                         problem, psychological condition or sleep                                                                                 his “honey do” list at home. Mike said the only gifts he would
     energy bar or half a peanut butter         •	   Manage your stress, which will help                                                                   cherry pie frenzy. Boy do I miss them!! I also increased           accept were hugs and kisses from the ladies and high fives from
                                                                                                    disorder. You may want to see your doctor to
     sandwich on whole wheat bread).                 you sleep better and feel less drained.                                                               my exercise level. I started off taking Hydroxycut Pro             the guys. We will miss you Mike!
                                                                                                    check if that is the case for you, especially if the
                                                                                                    above tips do not alleviate your fatigue.
                                                                                                                                                           for 30 days to get my appetite in check, as it seemed I
                                                                                                                                                           was constantly hungry. It helped curb my hunger until


STRESS!
                                                                                                                                                           my willpower was up to speed. Having Rob and Betty

                                  Become your Own Manager                                                                                                  around was also a huge help on those nights at work
                                                                                                                                                           when those cherry pies and Pepsi looked too good to                  Smith Continues His Wellness Journey
Learning to manage personal stress can be challenging. Family-               are a common worry for everyone, including couples and                        ignore. I am beginning to get the body I have always
related stress can be just as challenging. But it can also be a time         families.                                                                     wanted, at age 45. Since the contest ended I have lost an
that brings your family together.                                       •	   If your stress seems too tough to deal with on your own,                      additional 5 pounds. I am in better shape and condition
                                                                             consider counseling. It can be a very beneficial process.                     than I have been in 20 plus years!!! My advice to anyone
Stress might stem from issues like finances, a loved one losing              Just a reminder, all employees have an EAP (Employee                          would be to leave the soda to start with and watch their
their job, theft, illness, substance abuse, differing opinions, and          Assistance Program) available free of charge. Call 1-800-624-                 sugar intake. That would be a really good place to start if
more. That stress can instantly place strain on a family. You’ll             5544 for more information.                                                    increased activity is a problem.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bob Smith, President of HTSI,
find it easier to get through tough times when you learn to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        accomplished the second of his
manage the stress that comes into your life and support those           Life isn’t always easy, but as the saying goes, “What doesn’t hurt                 Vickey Petitt: “I started by setting a realistic goal. I then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        wellness goals on August 27, finishing
around you.                                                             you only makes you stronger.” Make it your goal to come out on                     changed how I ate; the quantity, quality, and the mind                                       2,584 out of 3,554 riders in the 30th
                                                                        top when problems arise and bring your family closer together.                     set of eating as a whole. The last thing I did was took                                      annual “Hotter than Hell 100” bicycle
•	   Spend quality time with those you love and cherish, whether                                                                                           up jogging. Everything just fell into place after that. As                                   endurance ride in Wichita Falls, Texas.
     it be a family-style meal or taking a walk outside.                Source: American Psychological Association (APA)                                   far as why I did it…Well the guys on my team asked if I                                      Bob rode the 103.6 miles in seven hours
•	   Deal with conflict right away. Holding in feelings or                                                                                                 wanted to join and so I was in! I really didn’t think about                                  and thirty minutes, stopping at several
     avoiding important issues could make things worse or drive          FUN for Everyone!                      Planning should be simple and stress
                                                                         Are you stuck in a rut of doing the    free. Consider planning a spa day,         joining until I was asked, so I really didn’t have a game                                    of the various rest stops along the way.
     a wedge between you and your loved ones. Make sure all                                                                                                plan on how I was going to get anything accomplished.
                                                                         same things every day? It’s time to    picnic, barbeque, or movie or game                                                                                                      “I almost chickened out, and didn’t
     communication is positive and respectful.                           invest in some “me time” or quality    night.                                     Now that I have accomplished this much I am going to                                         really decide to go the whole distance
•	   Get together and prepare a budget, and make sure everyone           time with family and friends.
                                                                                                                Try to plan one or two evenings            continue to see how much better I can make myself.”                                          until I approached the 100K or 100 mile
     is fully aware of the budget and why it is in place. Finances
                                                                         Every now and then, everyone           a week to boost your mood and                                                                                                           split about 35 miles into the course, I’m
                                                                         deserves a break from school, work,    decrease stress levels.                                                                                                                 glad now I went left.”
                                                                         job and household responsibilities.
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                                                                                                                                          What’s Going on at Herzog Railroad Services? by Tim Francis
Enhancing our Product Line                                                           by Tim Francis
                                                                                                                                          REMSA/AREMA/RSI/RSSI Show                                         R.U.M. (Rail Unloading Machine)
Herzog Railroad Services Inc. (HRSI) has continued to enhance       amount of ballast required based                                      Herzog Railroad                                                   We are currently testing a new bogey for the R.U.M. that will
their product line in order to meet the ballast maintenance needs   upon the railroads profile. Not                                       Services, Herzog                                                  allow it to travel faster and enable the machine to get on track
of the railroads. HRSI’s commitment to developing products          only does our volume processing                                       Services and Herzog                                               at smaller two-lane crossings.
that are more efficient and cost effective can be realized in the   calculate what is needed to fulfill                                   Technologies all
advent of the P.L.U.S. (Programmable Linear Unloading System)       the profile; it also detects overrages                                participated in the                                               R.U.M.s on the UPRR?
and SMART Trains. These innovations in ballast unloading            of ballast and applies that to the                                    largest joint show to                                             We are working on a proposal that would put several more
equipment have had a quantifiable impact on the railroad’s          total tons required. Once the scan                                    date. All of us who                                               R.U.M.s to work on the UP for several years.
bottom line.                                                        is processed, the tonnages are                                        attended the show
                                                                    transferred to our P.L.U.S./SMART train survey for unloading.         would agree that there                                            Turn Key Rail Train Service
The railroads will always have a need for ballast. Whether          This system ensures that the ballast is placed where the              was a lot of interest in                                          CSX is looking for a turnkey rail train service that would allow
the railroad is dumping ballast for their maintenance needs         railroad wants it and also ensures that the ballast profile will be   our new equipment                                                 us the opportunity to maintain their current rail train fleet and
or for capital projects, there will always be a need to increase    maintained.                                                           and technologies that                                             replace their aging trains with our new technology.
the safety in which the ballast is dumped while reducing train                                                                            have rolled out over
cycle times and managing overall costs. While all of these          The full implementation of ballast Profiling on Herzog’s ballast      the last several months and will continue to be brought to the    M.P.M. (Multi-Purpose Machine)
goals are attainable, they can also be hard to manage, but HRSI     trains will again change how the railroads dump ballast. With a       market into next year. Below are pictures from the 2011 Show.     We just keep building them. We are at 27 and counting. We
has developed a product to help manage that process; Ballast        better idea of how much material is needed, increased dumping                                                                           can’t seem to build them fast enough.
Profiling.                                                          accuracy, and cycle time reductions, the costs of dumping ballast     Lidar and Outage Truck
                                                                    will be impacted in a positive way.                                   Both the Outage Truck and the Lidar Truck are out running         Turn Key Ballast Service
In the past; surveying for the P.L.U.S./SMART trains was done                                                                             and taking part in demos on various Class 1 railroads. We         September marked the one year anniversary of the 20-
by visually looking at the track and making an estimate on          Herzog Railroad Services is continually improving their current       have done scans with both trucks and the feedback has been        year deal with CSX to maintain their fleet and replace
how much tonnage was required. Ballast Profiling takes the          product lines and developing new products in order to meet            extremely positive.                                               with automated Herzog cars when their cars are no longer
guesswork out of the equation. Herzog Hi-rails have been            the needs of the railroad industry. Our goal is to provide a safer,                                                                     interchangeable.
equipped with precision GNSS Inertial and LIDAR equipment.          more efficient, cost effective way for the railroads to meet their    Automated Tie Down Car
The truck takes a surface scan of the track to determine the        maintenance needs.                                                    The automated tie down car has been completed and we are          M.P.M.s on the Canadian Pacific
                                                                                                                                          working with various railroads to put a demo contract in          We have gone from 0 MPMs to 2 in the last handful of
                                                                                                                                          place.                                                            months. We have a long term proposal for numerous

                                           Track Work 101 Seminar                                                    By William Gilbert   Self-Loading Rail Train
                                                                                                                                          The building of the first self-loading rail train has begun and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            machines over multiple years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            SMART Cars
                                    St. Joseph, MO- Herzog employees attended          Wigh of Herzog said, “It was great to see 15+      we hope to have it available by the end of the year.              CP is interested in 110 more smart cars on a long-term lease
                                    Track Work 101, a seminar designed to help         Herzog employees take advantage of the Track                                                                         (10 years). We have given them a proposal to extend all of
                                    enhance the knowledge of the rail industry, on     Work 101 training. John does a fantastic           Curve Gang Machine                                                their trains for that time frame and we are just waiting for a
                                    April 19th and 20th at the new 700 Riverside       job of teaching a comprehensive course on          The UPRR and the BNSF have both been given proposals for          response.
                                    Corporate office in St. Joseph, Missouri. The      rail. Herzog employees new to the railroad         a new machine that we recently developed. This new concept
                                    seminar was led by John Zuspan where he            industry benefited from an A to Z course           would allow the railroads to streamline the movement of their     GPS Car Fleet
                                    discussed track design, construction, and          on rail concepts and terminology while the         gangs and reduce the windows needed for when undertaking          We are up to 1,552 with at least 110 more planned for the CP
                                    maintenance in a practical approach. John          seasoned rail professionals benefited from         a curve relay project.                                            next year.
                                    graduated from Drexel University with              John’s insight into the subtleties of many rail
                                    a degree in Civil Engineering. Following           topics. Many thanks to Herzog for hosting such
                                    graduation, he worked extensively on the           an informative class.”
                                    Washington D.C. Metro for six years as a
                                    laborer/foreman for Day and Zimmerman.             Everything from the history of rail, the
                                    Work then took John to New York City for           manufacturing of rail, and the calculating of
                                    several years working on the metro system          rail life was discussed providing attendees with
                                    where he became manager of several large scale     applicable information for working in today’s
                                    rail projects.                                     rail industry. Mike Stancliff with HSI was able
                                                                                       to attend and believes the course would be an
                                    In 2004, John decided to share his knowledge       excellent intro to railroad work for any HRSI or
                                    of the rail industry through Track Work 101        HSI new hire – field or office personnel.
                                    to help those in the industry keep pace with
                                    designers and changing technology. Jeff
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  Denver RTD Set to Open New Auraria West Station
  Lakewood, CO- On Monday, October 31, 2011, RTD will                        In honor of this
                                                                                                                                                            Denver Updates
                                                                                                                                                            Denver, CO- The Denver RTD West Corridor Project reached two Project Milestones. The first was the opening of a new
  open the first Light Rail Station on the West Rail Line. This              milestone, RTD will be
  opening culminates construction activities that included                   serving coffee and donuts                                                      1,000-space park-n-ride and Bus Facility. This new facility replaces the existing park-n-ride located in the direct path of
  integrating the existing Central Platte Valley tracks into the             to commuters boarding                                                          the new light rail alignment. By relocating this facility, rail construction can begin on the last section of the project and
  West Rail Line, demolishing the old Auraria West Station                   or disembarking at the                                                         places the project in prime position to completing on time and under budget. This was accomplished by teaming up with
  and constructing the new station north/west of its original                new Auraria West Station                                                       RTD, City of Lakewood, GSA, and others. Congratulations to Josh Pategas for leading the effort here. The second big
  location.                                                                  from 7 to 10 a.m.                                                              Project milestone is the completion and full operation of the East Tie-In located on the outskirts of downtown Denver at
                                                                                                                                                            the Auraria College Campus. Originally this work was scheduled to be performed in May/June 2012. However, due to
                                                                                                                                                            extremely successful partnering efforts with RTD, Balfour Beatty, City and County of Denver, and the Auraria Colleges,

                                                                  The Colorado Railroad Museum
                                                                                                                                                            the team constructed, tested, and placed into operation a new light rail alignment on August 14, 2011. This was a full
                                                                                                                                                            nine months ahead of schedule. Congratulations go to Ryan Espoy, Mike Spalding, and Ryan
                            Denver Transit Construction Group                  spearheaded a collective outreach effort. It turned out to be a huge         Richards for leading the charge on the schedule and construction for this effort. Also, a big
                            (DTCG), the Construction Manager/                  success for all involved.” DTCG also partnered with associated               congratulations to the whole Denver Team for making all of the project milestones happen.
                            General Contractor on the Regional                 suppliers, subcontractors, companies and individuals to donate an
                            Transportation District’s (RTD) West Rail          additional $9,000 to the museum.
                            Line, donated more than $50,000 worth
                            of materials, equipment and labor to the           The Colorado Railroad Museum, a replica of an 1880’s style
John West, DTCG Project     Colorado Railroad Museum to build                  train depot, houses the largest known collection of historic
Manager, drives celebratory track needed to relocate the museum’s              records, mementos, artifacts and photos of Colorado railroads.
gold spike
                            standard gauge boxcars. On Saturday,               It also houses an art gallery featuring originals by artists such
                            August 27, more than 40 DTCG crew                  as Otto Kuhler, Howard Fogg, and Ted Rose and noted pioneer
   members donated their time and labor in a community event that              photographers including Henry Jackson, Louis Charles McClure
   brought more than 300 spectators to the museum grounds.                     and George Beam.

  “This event was a great community effort put forth by the Colorado           Packed with information on railroad history, visitors can view
  Railroad Museum and Denver Transit Construction Group,”                      railroad equipment, restored railcars, the photo gallery, and the
  said John West, DTCG Project Manager. “Bill Robie, a Colorado                newly built railroad track. For more information, visit www.
  Railroad Museum Board member, communicated the museum’s                      coloradorailroadmusuem.org or call 303-279-4591.
  needs to DTCG’s Track Superintendent, Mike Spalding and he



  Business Spotlight- Denny’s Restaurant                                                                                                                    Denver Transit Construction Group Receives
                                                                                                                                                            Industry Innovation Award!
  Lakewood, CO- Denny’s Restaurant is the “West Rail Business of the
  Month.” Located at 565 Union Boulevard, Denny’s has been serving the         We want to thank Denny’s Restaurant for their on-going cooperation
  Lakewood community for several years. Harold Denny founded the               and patience with West Rail construction. The installation of two
  first Denny’s in Lakewood, California in 1953 under the name Danny’s         water meters required an overnight closure of the restaurant and
  Donuts. In 1954, an additional Danny’s was opened and expanded               improvements along Union Boulevard have closed their entrance
  the menu to include sandwiches and other entrees. In 1959, with 20           on more than one occasion. Denny’s Manager, Sergio Cortez, is                Denver, CO- Denver Transit Construction Group received          way to perform construction on a 285-foot long arch
  locations, Danny’s official name was changed to Denny’s.                     always a pleasure to work with. He knows that improvements to the            the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials             bridge that spans six lanes of traffic on/off ramps to nearby
                                                                               infrastructure along the Union Boulevard Corridor will only grow his
                                                                                                                                                            (COMTO) Industry Innovation Award at the 2011 National          interchanges on one of the business state highways in
  The Denny’s family is in many ways as diverse as the general population.     business in the long run. Stop in and visit this local business supporting
  As of 2010, minorities made up 62 percent of their total workforce and       enhancement of your neighborhood.                                            Meeting and Training Conference in Philadelphia, PA, held       this region. This collaborative approach was achieved by
  41 percent of overall management. Over 40 percent of franchises are                                                                                       on July 16-19, 2011. A crowd of over 300 was scheduled          performing an analysis of the most cost effective method
  minority-owned and 44 percent of the Board of Directors consists of          Even though construction along the West Rail Line affects more               to be in attendance at COMTO’s Industry Awards Gala to          to the construction of this bridge that would also provide
  minorities and women. In fact, Denny’s diversity progress has been           residents than businesses, many businesses still feel the direct impact of   celebrate and congratulate Denver Transit Construction          for the safety of the travelling public and the safety of the
  widely acknowledged by civil rights leaders, community groups, and           construction. RTD and the entire West Rail team would like to thank          Group on this great accomplishment.                             construction workers while minimizing impacts to traffic.
  many publications, including Hispanic Business, Black Enterprise, Asian      all of the businesses along the West Rail Line for their outstanding
  Enterprise and Family Digest. Fortune even ranked Denny’s in its list        cooperation and support during difficult construction times.                 The Denver Transit Construction Group partnered with
  of “America’s 50 Best Corporations for Minorities” two years in a row.                                                                                    a design engineering firm to determine the most efficient
  Everyone at Denny’s may be unique, but they share a common goal -            Source: RTD FasTracks eNews
  they care. And therein lies their strength.
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          New Faces of Caltrain
                                                                                                           Rick Bellew, Deputy Project Manager for the New Mexico Rail
                                                                                                           Runner Express in Albuquerque, NM will be assuming the role
                                                                                                           of Deputy General Manager of Maintenance of Way in San Jose
                                                                                                           for the Caltrain project. Rick is originally from California, and
                                                                                                           is looking forward to the move back.

                                                                                                           Rick started with Herzog in May of 2010 after leaving the
                                                                                                           Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Prior to his time
                                                                                                                                                                               Irving, TX- The operation and maintenance facility for the DCTA A-train project is expected to be completed before the end of
                                                                                                           with the FRA, he spent 10 years with BNSF Railway. He has
                                                                                                                                                                               the year. The O&M Facility includes a shop for maintenance and repairs, and a fueling station. The building will house offices for
                                                                                                           extensive skills in managing a manifold of responsibilities
                                                                                                                                                                               HTSI and DCTA employees. Dispatching and Communications for the A-train will also make their headquarters there.
                                                                                                           to include track maintenance, track construction, gang
                                                                                                           management, finance and budget, and most important people
                                                                                                           development. During his tenure with BNSF he attended school
                                                                                                           obtaining a BS and MBA.
                                                                                                                                                                               Dallas, TX- Trinity Railway Express (TRE) Conductor Will Jackson will be leaving HTSI.
Left to right: Brian Hadley, Kevin Beejack, Gerald Francis, Robert Schwartz, Rick Bellew, and Doug Honn.                                                                       Will’s wife, Dwana, has recieved a promotion which calls for her to transfer to Louisiana. The
                                                                                                           Rick has been married to Andrea for 10 years. Andrea is
                                                                                                           currently working at an elementary school and studying to be        Jacksons have decided the offer was too good to pass so they, along with their two daughters
          Gerald Francis is the new General Manager on the                                                                                                                     Breana (17) and Bianca (13), will make the move. Will’s safe, professional, and customer
          TransitAmerica Services, Inc. job of operating Caltrain. He                                      a teacher. Andrea will continue and complete her degree in
                                                                                                           California where she will seek a teaching job for K-6 graders.      friendly work ethic will be greatly missed by his friends at HTSI and the passengers of the
          began his transportation career with Union Pacific in 1970
                                                                                                                                                                               TRE. Will has been with the TRE since March of 2003 and previously served in the United
          and most recently worked as Deputy General Manager for
                                                                                                           Together they have 3 children Mason (8), Travis and Alley           States Air Force.
          the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Gerald
          is an active member of the American Public Transportation                                        (6-year-old-twins). Rick and Andrea like to live vicariously
          Association (APTA) and serves as the Chairman on the Rail                                        through their children. The kids are avid quad and BMX

                                                                                                                                                                               Atlanta Streetcar Project News
          Transit Standards Operating Committee. He is also a member                                       riders. They have four dogs, one German Shepard, and three
          of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials                                           Chihuahuas.
          (COMTO). Throughout his career he has worked closely
                                                                                                           His hobbies include: running, exercise, anything off road,                                    Atlanta, GA- Winnie Alfelor,            business companies seeking information on subcontracting
          with state safety oversight commissions to ensure regulatory
                                                                                                           reading, and recently the love/hate relationship that is known                                Quality Manager, and Blake              opportunities in the Atlanta Street Car Project.
          compliance, establish standards, develop new procedures, and
          implement best‐practices for regulatory and safety oversight                                     as golf. Spending quality time with the kids, watching their                                  Parker, Estimator, represented          Representatives of three of the four eligible contractors
          over railroads, light‐rail transit agencies, rail crossings, and                                 developing personalities, assisting with their education and                                  Herzog at the Roundtable                selected to design-build the East-West Atlanta Street
          scheduled bus operators. He is a graduate of Creighton                                           hobbies is the greatest gift of all.                                                          Meeting for City of Atlanta             Car Project (Herzog, URS and Stacy Witbeck/Parsons)
          University in Omaha, Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science                                                                                                                                       Certified Female Business               provided a brief background of their respective companies
          degree in Business Administration. In his spare time he enjoys                                   Rick’s favorite books so far are Common Sense (Thomas                                         Enterprises (FBEs) hosted               and answered questions from the FBEs regarding services
          jazz concerts, improving his golf game, and watching all sports.                                 Paine), Nature (Ralph Waldo Emerson), and the Hunger Game                                     by Women Flying High, LLC               available for subcontracting. WFH business development
                                                                                                           Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Favorite movies would be Hot Tub                                  (WFH) led by its President, Rita        and outreach services are recognized throughout the
          Brian Hadley started his railroad career at the age of 18 as an                                  Time Machine, Anchor Man, Good Fellas, Kill Bill, and Pulp                                    Jackson Samuels. Tracy Reed, a          Atlanta metropolitan area and the State of Georgia.
          Assistant Operator for Sperry Rail Service. During his second                                    Fiction.                                                                                      Principal at the City of Atlanta’s
          summer break from college he began work as a brakeman,                                                                                                                                         Office of Contract Compliance
          conductor, engineer and alligator wrangler for shortline                                         Watch for more introductions in upcoming newsletters.                                         and brother of Mayor Kaseem
          Louisiana & Delta RR. This experience provided him an                                                                                                                                          Reed, expressed appreciation of
          opportunity to hire on with Union Pacific in 1997 where he                                                                                                                                     the support and assistance the
          spent the next 12 years working as a Brakeman, Conductor,                                                                                                                                      eligible Atlanta Streetcar Design-
          Engineer, Instructor & Manager Operating Practices. Brian                                                                                                            Build bidders are extending the members of the WFH. Ms.
          joined Herzog in December of 2009 as the Director, Commuter                                                                                                          Susan Ross, Vendor Development Manager of the City of
          Operations in Austin, TX. His job with TransitAmerica                                                                                                                Atlanta was also present.
          Services, Inc. will be Deputy General Manager Safety Training
          & Compliance. He was born and raised in Louisiana and of
                                                                                                                                                                               The October 5, meeting was held in the Logan Room of the
          course is a huge LSU and New Orleans Saints fan. He’d like to
                                                                                                                                                                               United Way Building, Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia
          thank his parents, especially his father, a retired locomotive
                                                                                                                                                                               and attended by Presidents/CEOs of women-owned small                  Left to right: Blake Parker, Rita Jackson Samuels, and Winnie Alfelor
          engineer for encouraging hard work in the railroad industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                     at the Roundtable Meeting
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                                                                       “We really see this as an opportunity,” said Santo Domingo
                                                                                                                                                Positive Train Control Contract
                                                                       tribal planner Kenny Pin about the Kewa Station that opened              Oceanside, CA- North County Transit District
                                                                       March 2010.                                                              (NCTD) awarded a $32 million contract to Herzog
                                                                                                                                                Technologies, Inc. to install Positive Train Control
                                                                       “At least 100 people get on and off every day. The surrounding           (PTC) on the Coaster trains. The PTC system for
                                                                       community uses it — a lot of teachers from the school, people            NCTD will fully integrate with other PTC systems to be
                                                                       from Cochiti and San Felipe, and some of our students who                installed on adjacent rail lines operated by Metrolink,
                                                                       go to the Indian School take the train home on Friday and                BNSF Railway Co., Amtrak, and Pacific Sun Railroad to
 Sandia Pueblo, NM- The concrete has been poured and the               then go back on Sunday.” Isleta Pueblo’s Hard Rock Casino                ensure interoperability.
 passenger platform has been built along the rail line. Now            and Hotel transports visitors from the Rail Runner stop in
 open, the newest New Mexico Rail Runner Express stop                  front of Isleta Lakes to its casino. Even some pueblos without           Remembering the tragic Chatsworth train collisions,
 at Sandia Pueblo, marking the 13th stop for the 100-mile              proper stops are linked to the Rail Runner. Santa Ana Pueblo’s           Positive Train Control refers to technology that is
 commuter line between Belen and Santa Fe.                             Star Casino provides transportation to its venue from the                capable of preventing trains colliding by operating over
                                                                       Sandoval County station, and Pojoaque Pueblo provides                    the speed limit, along with providing safety measures to
 “This station is used for a variety of reasons — there are            transportation to                                                        roadway workers and the communities in which they
 people from Sandia who use this station … And there are a lot         its Buffalo Thunder                                                      operate.
 of people in the North Valley area of Albuquerque who have            Resort and Casino
 jobs in Santa Fe,” said Jay Faught, marketing manager for the         from the Santa Fe                                                        This innovative technology will move Herzog into a
 Rail Runner.                                                          Depot. The San Felipe                                                    new era of expertise in the railroad industry. With     Left to right the PTC Crew: Chad Baker, Kimberly Mays, Deron Haptonstall, Andy
                                                                       Hollywood Casino                                                         the vast knowledge in the team that was hand selected, Ahumada, and Chris Eldridge. Not pictured: Doyle Stiefel , Mike Rogers and Brian Burke
 In other words, the stop will produce a variety of passengers.        now offers a shuttle                                                     we expect this project to not only be a success, but to
 The station, near Sandia’s Shady Lakes Recreational Area on           connection at the                                                        demonstrate our abilities to the nation.
 N.M. 313 and near N.M. 556, marks the third for the Rail              Santo Domingo and
 Runner on pueblo land. Both Isleta and Santo Domingo                  Sandoval County/US                                                       The staffing team for this project is: Deron Haptonstall, Project Manager; Chad Baker, Director of Field Operations; Mike
 Pueblos have stations, helping residents with their commutes          550 stations.                                                            Rogers, Business Manager; Andy Ahumada, Network Manager; Doyle Stiefel, Communications Engineer; Chris Eldridge,
 and aiding the local economy.                                                                                                                  Project Engineer; Brian Burke, CAD Engineer; Kimberly Mays, Office Manager.




                                                                                                                                                Giving and Receiving Feedback By Patricia Bagby
   LOVE                                      CONNECTION ON THE RAIL - TIM REED STORY
New Mexico- Train Engineer Tim Reed knew he always wanted a                  “I remember she always had headphones on, or would get on
                                                                                                                                                                           One of the most difficult skills to
                                                                                                                                                                           learn in communications is how to
                                                                                                                                                                           handle critical feedback—whether
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A good part of our self image is based on how others view us.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     When we feel that someone sees us as anything other than in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     positive light, we may feel distraught. Critical feedback implies
                                                                                                                                                                           we are giving it or receiving it. When    that we could be wrong. What could be more personal and
family… but he says he also wanted a stable wage-earning job.                  the train and immediately fall asleep… so I could never get a
                                                                                                                                                                           we understand it and use it, critical     threatening?
What he didn’t know was that going to work for the New                           chance to talk to her.”
                                                                                                                                                                           feedback becomes constructive
Mexico Rail Runner Express would bring him both!
                                                                                                                                                                           feedback.                                 It takes an open mind to be able to listen to an opposing view.
Tim actually started working as a conductor in                                     To his surprise, Tim says that one day the woman got on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Even if the feedback is poorly given, it forces us to examine our
March of 2006, four months before the Rail Runner                                   the train in the afternoon and did not put headphones
                                                                                                                                                                           Many supervisors have told me             behavior and draw conclusions.
began service.                                                                        on, and did not settle into her seat for a nap. After a
                                                                                                                                                                           they find critical feedback difficult
                                                                                     few days of making a point to talk to her, he decided he
                                                                                                                                                                           to handle. That is understandable.        When we give critical feedback it is important that it be given
“I always felt lucky to get on with the Rail Runner”, says                      would ask her out on a date.
                                                                                                                                                                           You make all kinds of decisions,          constructively. Constructive feedback is aimed at promoting
Tim. “In addition to enjoying the job, I also really liked
                                                                                                                                                judgments about the people you manage, just as your                  improvement or development of the person to whom you are
getting to know the passengers. The train provides a very               “I took a shot – I gave her my phone number and then bet her 10
                                                                                                                                                managers make decisions about you. These judgments can be            providing the feedback. This kind of open feedback can relieve
friendly social environment.”                                           dollars that she wouldn’t call me, but she did!
                                                                                                                                                informal and even unconscious. Critical feedback can make            stress, and stop people from guessing at expectations. Because
                                                                                                                                                the difference between success and failure in our lives. It          honesty promotes trust and paves the way to understanding,
Tim recalls that among the many passengers there was one in             The rest of the story is the kind of stuff that romantic books and
                                                                                                                                                provides us with information on what is working and what is          constructive feedback can improve interpersonal relationships.
particular who really stood out. It was a woman who would board the     movies are based on. The two married in September of 2009, and now
                                                                                                                                                not. Critical feedback is an indispensable part of our lives; it
train each weekday in Los Lunas, and ride to the Los Ranchos/Journal    have a 21-month-old son named Logan.
                                                                                                                                                can empower us to communicate more openly and improves
Center station where she would get off the train and go to work.
                                                                                                                                                many facets of our daily lives.
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Family                                                          Jon Erbes

                                                                Jon joined Herzog
                                                                Railroad Services on
                                                                                                                              Brenda Slade
                                                                                                                                                                                         Tyler Bryan

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tyler joined Herzog
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Contracting Corp. June 2011
                                                                                                                              Brenda (Davidson) and Roger Slade
                                                                July 25, 2011. Jon                                                                                                                 as a new IT Help Desk support
                                                                has spent the last 22                                         were married on June 14, 2011 with
                                                                                                                                                                                                   person. He and his wife,
                                                                years in Supply Chain,                                                    a beach ceremony held
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Vicky, live in St. Joseph. Vicky
                                                                Transportation, and                                                       at the Taveuni Palms
                                                                                                                                                                                                   is a Language Arts Teacher
                                                                Logistics honing his                                                      Resort in Fiji, where the                                at Central High School. They
                                                                skills and knowledge in all modes of Domestic                             couple also spent their                                  have one pet, a cat named
                                                                and International transportation. Jon will work                           honeymoon. Brenda is                                     Jolie. Tyler’s hobbies are video
     Jeff Wigh                                                  with the Marketing and Operations teams to                                a Field Engineer on the                                  games, comic books, reading
                                                                develop proposals and contracts with HRSI’s                               Draper Light Rail Project                                and keeping his wife happy.
  Jeff Wigh, Director of R&D for Railroad                       customers. Jon’s wife, Kay, owns and manages                              and Roger is a Surveyor                                  His favorite foods are mac and
  Services, and wife, Anna welcomed                             Timeless Treasures Antique Mall in Claycomo,                                                                             cheese, fried chicken, and watermelon.
                                                                                                                                          with Stacy and Witbeck
  Emily Marie on April 6, 2011.                                 MO. Between them, their combined families                                                                                He is an Eagle Scout and has been to
                                                                                                                                          on the Frontrunner
                                                                include three daughters and seven grandchildren.                                                                         Ireland where he drove around England
                                                                                                                                          South Project.
                                                                                                                                                                                         and Wales.


                                                                      Larry Daughtry
                       Bryan Beier                                                                                                                                       Jake Herzog
                                                                                      Larry joined Herzog
                             Bryan joined Herzog Railroad                             Contracting Corp. as
                                                                                                                                                                      Owen Marshall was born April 18
                            Services in May 2011 as a                                 the Director of Railcar
                                                                                                                      Reid Boyer                                      at 3:29 pm. He weighed 7 lbs 8 oz.
                            Marketing Manager. He and                                 Engineering. He and his wife,
                                                                                                                                                                      and was 21 inches long. Owen is
                            his wife, Ellen, live in Glasgow,                         Phyllis (housewife) have
                                                                                                                      Reid joined Herzog                              the first child for Jake and his wife,
                            MT. Together they have four                               been married for more than
                                                                                                                      Railroad Services                               Sarah, and is the first grandchild for
                            children, Faith (17), Lainey                              35 years. Together they have
                                                                                                                      in August 2011 as a                              Grandpa Stan.
                            (17), Wyatt (16), and Julia                               two children. Beth graduated
                            (13). He actually delivered                               from Baylor University in       Project Coordinator.
                            Wyatt when he was born                                    four years with a double        He and his wife,
                            beside a rural country road            major (business and finance). She lives in the     Cara, have three
                            in Montana, which was 38               Houston area and works for Conoco Phillips.        daughters, Rylie
                 miles to the closest hospital. Bryan enjoys       Tommy has been in the army for more than 10        is 8, Cadence is 6 and Lily is 5. He
                 downhill skiing, construction projects            years. He just returned from Afghanistan for       enjoys spending time with his family,
                                                                   his third time. After 10 years in the army he                                                            Elizabeth Liechti
                 when he has time, and a good movie. His                                                              coaching his daughter’s ball teams,
                 favorite books are anything with history          will leave and attend college. Larry’s hobbies
                                                                                                                      hunting and 3D archery shoots where                              Elizabeth Liechti and husband Matt
                 and he enjoys a good lean steak. Bryan            include water skiing, snow skiing, outdoors,
                                                                   and building HO model railroads. He has two        he shoots at life size foam targets. Give                        welcomed their first child, Norah
                 has spent 19 years as a self-employed
                                                                   toy poodles and enjoys mexican food with           Reid a call if you need to brush up on                          Kenna, on August 12, 2011. Norah
                 farmer/rancher/insurance agent in eastern
                                                                   action and sci-fi movies. Larry is a railroad      your target shooting skills.                                    weighed 6 lbs and was 20.5 inches long.
                 Montana and the last five years as a
                                                                   nut. He lived and breathed railroad with KCS                                                                      Elizabeth is our Corporate Recruiter and
                 Business Development Manager with rail
                                                                   for 23 years. Before joining Herzog he worked                                                                     Matt is a firefighter.
                 and coal mining interests in MT/CO/UT
                 and WY.                                           on a project in Russia for the last 3-1/2 years
                                                                   helping design a car shop to build 40 Russian
                                                                   freight cars per day.
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Family                                   V. Geno Huenink

                                          Geno, Director of Marketing, joined Herzog
                                                                                                                                                               Eric McCormack

                                                                                                                                                               Eric and Jacqueline were married June 11th at St.
                                         Railroad Services in June 2011. He and his wife
                                         Mary, Office Manager for Pulse Technology                                                                             Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Eric is an
                                         Architects, have three children, Melissa, Naomi                                                                       Estimator in our corporate office and Jacqueline
                                         and Aaron. Melissa, lives in Overland Park                                                                            is a Social Worker for St. Joseph Family Guidance
                                         and is an RN at KU Med Center in labor and                                                                            Center. A reception was held at the Knights of
                                         delivery. Naomi, mother of two (Jolie 11 and                                                                          Columbus and the newlyweds honeymooned in
                                         Sydney 2) lives in Key West where her husband is stationed in                                                         Montego Bay, Jamaica.
                                         the Air Force as a Systems Security Manager. Naomi is pursuing
                                         her Master’s in Psychology. Aaron, lives in Shawnee and works
                                         for Water One. He also works at 3&2 Baseball Complex where                            Heather Turco
                                         he umpires for 16-and-under baseball. Geno enjoys fishing,
                                         hunting, golf and spending time with is grandkids. His favorite                         Heather joined Herzog
                                         movies are anything with Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson or                              Contracting Corp. in            Jenna Haecker
                                         both. He is the youngest of 11 children and was born and raised                         October as Receptionist.
                                         in Minnesota.                                                                           She enjoys shopping,            Jenna joined Herzog
                                                                                                              fishing, anything outdoors, and traveling.         Contracting Corp.
                                                                                                              Her favorite place to eat is Panera, favorite      October 18 as the new
                                                                                                              place to visit is Florida. She loves ice cream     receptionist. She is
                                                                                                              and her favorite color is hot pink. Don’t call     from Plymouth, NE and
                       Jomo Palmer                                                                            her when you have a hankering for some             lives in Stewartsville
                                                                                                              sushi as this is one thing she does not like.      with her son Maddox, 2. She enjoys sports,
                       Jomo, Project Engineer, and Agota Perry-Hill                                           Heather has also traveled to Paris.                running, hanging out with her son, shopping
                       were married September 30th, 2011.                                                                                                        and KU basketball. No pets for Jenna since
                                                                                                                                                                 she is allergic to pet hair. Her favorite
                                                                                                                                                                 foods are spaghetti and pasta salad, favorite
                                                                                                                                                                 movie is Ice Age and favorite TV show is
                                                                                                                                                                 Friends. She is not a fan of clutter or spiders
                                                                      Hector Valenzuela                                                                          or any bugs as a matter of fact. Jenna is a
                                                                                                              Chris Lavicky                                      Cornhusker fan and loves Mountain Dew.
      Rachel Hessemyer                                                Hector, Track Foreman,
                                                                      and Rosa, welcomed Hector
                                                                                                           Chris, Chief Operator for HSI, and wife
     Rachel, Asphalt Recycling                                        Valenzuela Jr. on
     Concepts Accountant, and                                                                              Resa welcomed their
                                                                      June 21, 2011.
     husband Ian, Physical Therapist,                                                                      second child. Delano John
     welcomed Hayden Elizabeth on                                                                          was born September 7th.
     August 24, 2011. She was born at                                                                      He is welcomed home by
     1:02 pm, weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz and                                                                     big brother, Calvin.
     was 20.5 inches long.
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Layon Accepts First Load                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tidbits from Around the Country
of Trash                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     St. Joseph, MO- July 2011 Herzog Corporate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             took part in a blood drive. There were 17
Guam- September 1, 2011, at an on-site hearing of the District Court of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      volunteers and 14 of those were successful
Guam, the gates of the Layon Landfill were officially opened. The Layon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      donors. Enough blood was collected to help
Landfill is a high-tech, environmentally sound and highly controlled landfill                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                two patients in our local St. Joseph area.
for non-hazardous municipal solid waste. It was built with an engineered                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Great job everyone!
liner and a leachate collection and removal system that protects human
health and the environment. With a capacity in excess of 15.8 million cubic
yards, the Layon Landfill will service the island of Guam for more than 30                                                                                                                                                       Albuquerque, NM- Jerome Padilla son of Renee Trujillo, Administrative Assistant
years. The Layon Landfill is owned by the Guam Solid Waste Authority and                                                                                                                                                         (Railrunner) visited Kansas City in August 2011. Not for vacation but a fight. That’s
operated by Herzog Environmental, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                           right, this 13-year-old took part in the Ringside World Championship boxing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tournament. This was his first international tournament and only his second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 amateur fight. Jerome lost by decision, but received a medal! He is taking a break
  Kudos to Norm Kivett and the entire HEI Layon staff for a job well                                                                                                                                                             from boxing because basketball started up, then he will continue his journey back
 done. Everything went well with the press, dignitaries, mayors, etc. out                                                                                                                                                        in the ring. He is a straight-A student and his mom is very proud of him!
 here watching it all happen. I also appreciate all the help and support
 from the corporate office.

 George Zanter
 Vice President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Summer                                         of Star Movie?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Are You PartRoyalthe Fresh Fish!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     By Dave Sterlace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As an introduction to long range fishing, a summer 6 or 7 day will provide you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                with a detailed glimpse of the fishing action our customers experience, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The twenty first century of long range fishing has arrived and Royal Star leads the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          way as the first San Diego sport fishing vessel EVER to introduce professional,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                comforts and service we offer as part of the complete long range experience.              premium quality fish handling and Refrigerated Sea Water storage of our angler’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Excellent fishing for Albacore, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna,           catch. Employing technology long used in commercial fishing applications, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dorado, and Yellowtail is often found in the rich U.S. and Mexican waters. Offshore       consistently produce the finest quality, sashimi grade product through meticulous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I had an afternoon meeting with
Military Signs Agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                fishing dominates the action while a visit to one of Baja’s coastal or offshore islands   care of your catch and pride in our results. Imagine bluefin, yellowfin, and bigeye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                is often a part of the journey. Such legendary spots as Isla Guadalupe, Isla San          tuna, albacore, wahoo, yellowtail and Dorado all delivered in fresh, premium condi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Benitos, and Islas Cedros have provided our anglers with a long list of fishing           tion - you have now ventured aboard Royal Star, the most progressive of all San
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SCRRA at their downtown LA office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                memories as well as scenic splendor.                                                      Diego long range sport fishing vessels! When embarking on Royal Star the quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and value of your fishing vacation and your product is our number one priority.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fall 10, 11 and 12 Day Trips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (the old building on 7th between                                                                   When returning with fresh product, our exceptional fillet service is always
                                                                                                                                          Welcome aboard ROYAL STAR, the most modern and luxurious 92 foot long-                                                                                                          available. Fisherman’s Processing advances anglers processing choices with the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Flower and Figuroa). I parked the car
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For an avid angler seeking variety, our fall ten, eleven and twelve day voyages           fastest same day service available, and a full compliment of additional process-
The military bases on Guam are now customers of the new             as other customers and to ensure that all waste delivered for
                                                                                                                                          range sportfishing vessel in the San Diego fleet. ROYAL STAR was designed and
                                                                                                                                          built to cater to the fisherman searching for the optimum in fishing space. Our       target every size and species of game fish Southern Baja’s fertile waters offer.          ing options. Meeting Royal Star with insulated totes holding seawater and ice,
                                                                                                                                          limited passenger load offers a comfortable approach to long range fishing.           Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Pargo, and Dorado to name a few, challenge                 your delicate fresh fish is professionally handled and transported to the conve-

Layon landfill, under an agreement signed on Oct. 1.                disposal is acceptable under the permits issued by the Guam           Once on board, you will benefit from her unique features which include:           at the parking lot near where former
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and reward our anglers with a caliber and style of fishing available only in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                these waters. Traditional spots such as Alijos Rocks, Uncle Sam, Thetis, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          niently located Fisherman’s Processing facility where experienced personnel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fillet and vacuum package your premium product to the highest standards.
                                                                                                                                          	   •	 12 spacious air conditioned staterooms with cedar lined closets

                                                                    Environmental Protection Agency for the Layon Landfill and                    and drawer space. All beds are at least 7 feet in length.                 Mayor Reardon had a restaurant (9th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Potato Banks consistently produce incredible catches and continue to dazzle                    As majority partners in Fisherman’s Processing, and the founders of mod-

                                                                                                                                                                   St. Joseph, MO- Richard McCullough,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                our loyal fall anglers with their marvelous potential. With a long history of suc-        ern processing techniques introduced in 2003, Royal Star anglers are assured
                                                                                                                                          	   •	 5 heads and 4 showers for your convenience.                                    cess, these trips fill fast so please book early.                                         that their processing is administered and guaranteed by the best as the final

The inclusion of the military as a landfill customer could help     the transfer station, according to the receiver.
                                                                                                                                          	   •	 A unique, fully air conditioned galley with a comfortable lounge and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and Figuroa). Cutting across the lot                                                          component of their successful long range fishing adventure.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Clipperton Island
                                                                                                                                                                   Scheduling Director, became a licensed Voyage 2012/2013
                                                                                                                                                  entertainment system. Our dining area creates a relaxed, congenial


keep down the cost of the trash collection fees for Guam’s
                                                                                                                                                  atmosphere perfect for unwinding after a long day of fishing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Coach Star Advantage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I noticed a RoachThe Royalwhere the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                An experience unlike any other, the remote French atoll known as Clipperton is
                                                                                                                                                                   Professional Engineer in the state of
                                                                                                                                          	   •	 The most modern in electronics including 24 hour satellite telephone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the only of its kind in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Tenacious Giant Yellowfin Tuna,     As dedicated fishermen with firmly established reputations, Captain’s/Owner’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            employee/cashier had set up tables
                                                                                                                                                  communications, 4 Global Positioning Systems with computer

civilian customers. This information was provided previously        The contract is for five years, the longest time-frame for which              color plotter, 2 radars, multiple radios, including 2 single sidebands,       and wahoo abound in a vibrant, protected ecosystem hosting an abundance of                Tim Ekstrom, Randy Toussaint, and Brian Sims guarantee every voyage will be
                                                                                                                                          	                        Missouri in June. Congrats Richie!
                                                                                                                                              	 2 VHF’s, and others for your safety.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                marine life unimaginable in scope. The Clipperton adventure occurs only once

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with table cloths. I thought to myself –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                annually and is beyond comparison in fishing potential. For many the once in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          led by a proven, experienced professional. Our accomplished catch history and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          widely recognized first class standards are diligently maintained every trip with

to the federal court because of the larger customer base pay        NAVFAC reports that it is allowed to contract under current
                                                                                                                                          	   •	 State of the art fish locating equipment including Furuno and Wesmar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lifetime appeal of this awe inspiring destination becomes a passion satisfied only        limited angler loads and impeccable attention to service. Our innovative approach
                                                                                                                                                  color side scanning sonar, color fathometers and computerized                 by return visits. Literally a world apart, Clipperton’s gift is unattainable to most,     and contributions to our industry have defined Royal Star as the leader in our
                                                                                                                                                  temperature plotting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            how nice. Here’s a business that wants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                frozen in time; protected by sheer distance. The mystique of this entirely unique
into the system.                                                    federal rules. Waste deliveries under the contract began on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          field consistently evolving San Diego based long range fishing with our visionary
                                                                                                                                          	 •	 The largest bait, fuel, and fish storage capacity of any vessel her              destination is well deserved earned over a span of more than twenty years of              principals. To fish Royal Star is to be on the cutting edge advancing new standards
                                                                                                                                                  size, and with our limited loads, more bait and fish hold space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to attract customers. I’ll give it a try.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                successful Royal Star voyages. For more information please contact us. And if             while participating in the finest quality long range sport fishing adventure avail-

                                                                    Oct. 1.                                                                       per angler than any comparable vessel.                                        you are considering a Clipperton voyage please do not wait. With only eighteen            able today.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The line wasn’t long, and there was
                                                                                                                                          	 •	 A superior refrigeration system custom designed to specialize in                 reservations available annually these voyages book quickly!                                    Our crew of professional fishermen is an experienced team dedicated to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          developing your fishing knowledge while providing a safe, efficient, accommo-
Federal receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. today
                                                                                                                                                  rapid chilling of your catch. Whether frozen or fresh, optimum
                                                                                                                                                                                            Fly Down/Fly Back Spring 2012/2013
                                                                                                                                                  temperatures are quickly achieved and maintained ensuring the                                                                                                           dating atmosphere on deck. Once on board you will immediately recognize the
                                                                                                                                                  highest quality product available upon your voyage’s return.              a choice of three entrees. I wore my                                                          difference as our distinct approach and extraordinary standards exceed your

announced that the Guam Solid Waste Authority, previously           “This is an important milestone for the environment and               	   •	 The ROYAL STAR is the first to include a well-proven stabilizing
                                                                                                                                                  system within her design. This system, along with her unique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Depart from Cabo San Lucas to quickly enter the tough-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Herzog Safety Vest. I ordered an entrée,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                est, most challenging stand up sport fishery for Giant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          every expectation. With many years at sea together, the Royal Star crew is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UNMATCHED in ability, fish handling, and consistent exceptional performance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yellowfin Tuna as Royal Star ventures to world re-                                             Led by Chef’s Drew Rivera and Jeffrey Grant, the Royal Star galley offers fresh
the Solid Waste Management Division, has reached an                 will make solid waste services more cost-effective for Guam’s                 features will ensure our passengers the maximum in travel comfort.            nowned trophy yellowfin precincts including hurricane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            received my meal, picked out a drink,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                bank, and the waters surrounding the legendary Revilla-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ideas and innovative selections in contemporary cuisine. This extraordinary culi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nary team welcomes anglers from the rigors of fishing with a warm, friendly atmo-

agreement with Naval Facilities Engineering Command                 citizens and businesses,” said receiver representative David                        Be Part of the Experience!
                                                                                                                                                      Early Summer – June and July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                gigedo island reserve. A wealth of rail time and the most

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            picked up my napkin and cutlery, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                consistent opportunity to land that “fish of a lifetime”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                separate these voyages from all others as travel time is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sphere, five star meals, and morning and afternoon hors d’oeuvres. Rivaling the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          finest five star establishments, Chef’s Rivera and Grant take long range dining to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the highest level available today.
Marianas to begin using the Layon Landfill for disposal of          L. Manning. “Even with military participation in the new              Consistently productive and our best values, these trips coincide with summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                minimized by departing from and returning to Cabo San
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            went to the cashier that was using a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lucas and our focus narrows to target the world’s most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               With our many years experience as leaders in our industry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          we take tremendous pride in our operation and continuing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                formidable game fish. With a long history of incredible
non-hazardous waste from military facilities on Guam.               landfill, we expect the Layon Landfill to meet Guam’s disposal        warming trends and often intercept the first schools of Albacore, Bluefin Tuna, and                                                                                             improvement. Every member of our crew exudes this pride
                                                                                                                                          Yellowfin Tuna on their migrations North. Alijos Rocks is the main destination
                                                                                                                                          with early conditions favoring Yellowfin Tuna to 100#, the occasional Wahoo, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            counter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                success, these unique, ultra limited load voyages are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ideal for the angler seeking the adventure and challenge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in their respect, commitment and performance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We invite you to join us and experience an

                                                                    needs for at least 40 to 50 years. With effective recycling, it can   trophy Yellowtail up to 80#.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of the amazing sub-tropical giant yellowfin tuna fishery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “Where do I pay”, I asked. “Whaddya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in only eleven or twelve days.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          entirely unique Royal Star long range sport fish-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ing adventure.

NAVFAC will also use the new hauler-only transfer station           last longer. The contract also means that NAVFAC will not                                                                                               mean, where do I pay,” the guy with the                                                                                                                                                2012-2013 Sportfishing Schedule
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bill Grimsley, Scheduler, center, and
operated by Guahan Waste Control to minimize the truck              need to build additional landfill facilities of its own, and can                               St. Joseph, MO- Clinton Boldrige,                        counter said.                                                                                                                                                                        his 357lb yellowfin tuna he caught at
traffic to the Layon Landfill.                                      begin the process of closing their old unlined landfills, a big                                Quality Assurance Inspector, has a model                 “I ordered this food, I’m ready to sit                                                                                                                                               Clarion Island on a scientific tagging
                                                                    win for Guam’s environment.”                                                                   in the family. His daughter Beretta (8)                  down. Where do I pay?”                                                                                                                                                               trip. Bill and his fish made the Royal
The contract, which was approved by the Office of the Guam                                                                                                         signed a contract with Get Connected                     “Aren’t you part of the movie?”                                                                                                                                                      Star cover out of hundreds of potential
Attorney General and the lieutenant governor on behalf of           Source: Guam Pacific Daily News                                                                Talent in July. They plan to use her as a                “No”                                                                                                                                                                                 candidates. Bill say’s he is proud to
the governor’s office, requires NAVFAC to pay the same rate                                                                                                        brand promoter and an extra in movies.                   “Sit down. Eat your food, and keep                                                                                                                                                   practice catch and release as this fish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            your mouth shut.”                                                                                                                                                                    swam off unharmed.
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St. Joseph, MO- The Missouri Department of Transportation
                                                                    Highway 59 to Reopen                                          You Can Prepare Now for Tax Season
awarded Herzog Contracting Corp. a $1.2 million contract
to repair scour areas and resurface the flood-damaged                                                                             By Carla Lackey, CPA, Tax Senior Manager
U.S. Highway 59 between Missouri Highway 45 and                                                                                   Clifton Gunderson LLP
the Amelia Earhart Bridge across the Missouri River
at Atchison, KS. The initial repairs consisted of
the installation of rock to repair the damaged                                                                                                                                     It won’t be long before we are all in                                                           result in a tax credit opportunity. Exterior windows and
roadbed while the flood waters began to recede.                                                                                                                                    full-tilt income tax preparation mode.                                                          doors, insulation, furnaces, solar cells, small wind turbines
These repairs were made within three days and                                                                                                                                      The sooner you begin considering                                                                and other upgrades may qualify for up to $500 in credits.
Herzog was awarded the maximum incentive                                                                                                                                           your personal strategy for reducing                                                             Get Credit for Child and Dependent Care Costs
of $36,000 for their quick turnaround. The road
                                                                                                                                                                                   taxes, the more satisfied you will                                                              If you pay child care expenses so you (and your spouse)
was then allowed to be re-opened to two-way
                                                                                                                                                                                   be with the results. Here are a few                                                             can work, up to $3,000 of expenses ($6,000 for two or more
vehicular traffic. The remaining work consisted
                                                                                                                                                                                   suggestions to get you started:                                                                 dependents) can qualify for the deduction. You may also
of resurfacing the roadway after all of the flood
waters had finally receded. The highway had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   be able to deduct expenses related to caring for a disabled
been closed since June 27 due to flooding on the                                                                                                         Make Year-End Charitable                                                                                                  spouse or other adult dependent while you work.
Missouri River.                                                                                                                                          Donations
                                                                                                                                                         You have until December 31 to make                                                                                        Deduct Student Loan Interest
                                                                                                                                  2011 contributions to your favorite charities. Add up the                                                                                        If you’re paying off student loans, up to $2,500 of interest on
                                                                                                                                  amounts and take a deduction on your 2011 return. The                                                                                            qualified loans may be deductible in 2011. As usual, there
                                                                                                                                  total of all of your qualified contributions for the year can                                                                                    are income limitations, and you can’t deduct your child’s
                                                                                                                                  be up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income.                                                                                               student loan interest, only your own.

                                                                                                                                  Make an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution                                                                                                    Get a Break for Tuition Costs
                                                                                                                                  If you’re 70 ½ or older you may qualify to donate up to                                                                                          Deductions of up to $4,000 are available to qualified
                                                                                                                                  $100,000 from an individual retirement account (IRA)                                                                                             taxpayers (based on income) for college tuition paid in
                                                                                                                                  directly to a qualifying charitable organization. The donated                                                                                    2011.
                                                                                                                                  amount can then be excluded from your gross income for
                                                                                                                                  2011. Contributions must be made by Dec. 31, 2011, but be                                                                                        Beware of the AMT

  Going Once, Twice, SOLD!
                                                                                                                                  sure to leave plenty of time for paperwork and processing.                                                                                       The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is a tax system
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   within the larger tax system that may mean higher rates
                                                                                                                                  Contribute to Retirement Accounts                                                                                                                (up to 28 percent) for people with adjusted gross income
  Elwood, KS- It’s that time of year again, it’s Auction
                                                                                                                                  The long-standing advice of making the maximum                                                                                                   as low as $48,450 for single filers, $74,450 for married
  Time! This marks the 27th anniversary of the Annual
                                                                                                                                  allowable contribution to a 401(k) plan, IRA or Roth IRA                                                                                         couples filing jointly and $37,225 for married couples filing
  Herzog Auction which will take place December 3rd.
                                                                                                                                  still stands. Taxable income reduction and tax-deferred                                                                                          separately. AMT may also limit some of the deductions you
  The auction started out as a venue to give Herzog
                                                                                                                                  growth yield benefits now and in the future.                                                                                                     can take, so keep it in mind as you plan your strategy.
  employees a way to buy surplus company assets.
  Pickups, SUV’s, backhoes, forklifts, and “junque and
                                                                                                                                  Get Energy Efficient                                                                                                                             Talk to your tax professional for more ideas, or visit the IRS
  jewels” are just a few of the items on this year’s list.
                                                                                                                                  Installing energy-efficient improvements to your home may                                                                                        website [link to www.irs.gov].
  For more information on the auction or employee
  consignment, contact Dan Samford at 816-901-4087                                                                                The information contained herein is general in nature and is not intended, and should not be construed, as legal, accounting, or tax advice or opinion provided by Clifton Gunderson LLP to the reader. The reader also is cautioned that this material may not be applicable to, or
  (office) or visit the web site at www.herzogauction.com.                                                                        suitable for, the reader’s specific circumstances or needs, and may require consideration of non-tax and other tax factors if any action is to be contemplated. The reader should contact his or her Clifton Gunderson LLP or other tax professional prior to taking any action based upon
                                                                                                                                  this information. Clifton Gunderson LLP assumes no obligation to inform the reader of any changes in tax laws or other factors that could affect the information contained herein.




                                                             Nashville, TN- Herzog Environmental’s Rick Boczek, Project
                                                             Manager, and Damon Gorges, Office Manager, (both of the Wichita
                                                             Landfill) attended the WASTECON Conference in Nashville, TN.
                                                             This year there were more than 2,000 atendees throughout the three
                                                             day show.
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                                                     From our friends at

                                                                                                                    Legal


New Faces around Dunn & Davidson LLC
                           The law firm of Dunn & Davison, LLC,                                   Also joining the team is John E.
                           headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri,                                Taylor as Of Counsel in the Leawood
                           announces the addition of Dennis Cas-                                  Office and member of their Litigation
                           sidy as Of Counsel in the Kansas City                                  Department.
                           office and member of their Litigation
                           Department.                                                            John practiced law at the Kansas and
                                                                                                  Missouri offices of Morris & Larson,
                           Mr. Cassidy has over 14 years of experi-                               PC and Watson & Ess, L.C. before
                           ence in general civil litigation. For near-                            their dissolution and the Kansas City,
                           ly 10 years, he worked for an insurance                                Missouri office of Armstrong Teasdale.
                           defense firm in Kansas City. Begin-                                    Before joining Dunn & Davison, he
                           ning in 2007, he worked for a general                                  practiced at John E. Taylor, L.C. in both
practice firm in Overland Park, focusing his practice on general                                  Missouri and Kansas.
litigation, including personal injury and corporate matters. He
will continue this practice while working with Dunn & Davison.           John is licensed before the United States Supreme Court and
Furthermore, he has an extensive practice as an advocate for the         state and federal courts in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and the
rights of injured parties, a practice he will maintain while work-       District of Columbia. John’s practice areas include arbitration,
ing with Dunn & Davison. He has been selected for inclusion in           civil trial practice, construction, insurance defense, personal
Super Lawyers-Rising Stars 3 times.                                      injury, professional liability and real estate law. He is known
                                                                         for his practical, cost-efficient approach toward the matters
“The addition of Cassidy marks another strategic step forward            he handles. John was recently honored as a 2011 Best of Bar
for Dunn & Davison,” said Brian Dunn, one of the managing                Honoree in the Kansas City Business Journal.
partners of the firm. With the addition of Cassidy and the recent
merger with the respected McCrummen Immigration Law                      As the result of recent additions, Dunn & Davison has 23
Group, Dunn & Davison will have a total of 23 attorneys in five          attorneys in five offices including Kansas City, Mo., St. Joseph,
offices including Kansas City, Mo.; St. Joseph, Mo. ; Leawood,           Mo., North Kansas City, Mo., Leawood, Ks., and Houston, Tx.
Kan.; Houston, Tx.; and North Kansas City, Mo.                           The firm’s attorneys hail from a variety of regional and national
                                                                         firms and are seasoned professionals with valuable experience
The firm’s attorneys hail from a variety of regional and national        in complex transactions and cases across the country and
firms and are seasoned professionals with valuable experience in         internationally. All came to Dunn & Davison in order to better
complex transactions and cases across the country and interna-           serve their clients’ growing and varied needs.
tionally. All came to Dunn & Davison in order to better serve
their clients’ growing and varied needs.

Dunn & Davison attorneys provide practical, solutions-oriented
guidance to clients in the areas of banking, business, commercial
litigation, construction, employee benefits, employment law,
ERISA, estate planning, higher education, mergers and acquisi-
tions, tax planning, asset protection planning, arbitration and
dispute resolution. The firm’s focus is on integrity and experi-
ence in client service. Dunn & Davison, where innovation meets
tradition.




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