CN to invest $30 million in Tennessee to drive sustainable growth, improve capacity and advance the company’s commitment to safety

Canadian National Railway

CN is building the first railroad of the 21st century by investing in Tennessee

HOMEWOOD, Ill., June 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today announced plans to invest approximately $30 million in Tennessee in 2022. This includes investments in technology, rolling stock units and the business – extensive decarbonisation initiatives, as well as network improvements. These investments will fuel sustainable growth and ensure the continued safe movement of goods in Tennessee and throughout CN’s transcontinental network.

“We continue to make significant investments in our network, technology and capabilities. We are building the first railroad of the 21st century to do even more for our customers, railroad workers, shareholders and the communities in which we operate.

– Sean Finn, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer, CN

“Memphis is at the center of everything and at the heart of the logistics and distribution industry. As a valued partner, we rely on CN to reliably move goods and provide the services our city, state and country need.

– Jim Strickland, Mayor of Memphis

Maintenance program highlights include:

  • Installation of approximately 38,000 new railway sleepers;

  • Reconstruction of 16 road crossing surfaces; and

  • Maintenance work on bridges, culverts, signaling systems and other track infrastructure

Tennessee in numbers:

  • Capital investments: Over US$200 million over the past five years

  • Employees: approximately 560

  • Railroad miles operated: 173

  • Community partnerships: $39,000 in 2021

  • Local spending: US$23 million in 2021

  • Cash taxes paid: US$7.2 million in 2021

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About CN
CN is a global transportation leader and business enabler. Vital to the economy, the customers and the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tonnes of natural resources, manufactured goods and finished goods across North America each year. As the only railroad connecting the east and west coasts of Canada to the southern United States with an 18,600-mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been helping communities prosper and trade sustainably since 1919. CN is committed to implementing programs that support social responsibility and environmental stewardship.



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