Awards and Honors

We’re not in it for the recognition. We just want to do the right thing. But it’s nice to be appreciated.

Business Recognition

  • American Underwriters Association – 2021 Safety Award
  • ASLRRA – 2022 – President’s Safety Award: Kanawha River Railroad
  • ASLRRA – 2022 – 28 Jake Awards with Distinction
  • ASLRRA – 2022 – 2 Jake Awards
  • Best Practice Institute – 2022 Most Loved Workplace®
  • Newsweek – 2022 America’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces®
  • OnCon – 2022 Top 100 Human Resources Professionals – Rachael Peterson
  • Progressive Railroading – 2022 Railroad Innovator Award – Rick Webb
  • Progressive Railroading – 2022 Rising Star – Michelle Bowling
  • Railway Age – 2022 Regional Railroad of the Year – South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad
  • Railway Age – 2022 Fast Tracker 25 Under 40 – Damien Cantrell
  • Railway Track & Structures – 2022 Top Projects
  • Transport Topics – 2022 Top 100 Logistics Companies

Honoring Team Members

Each quarter, Watco recognizes team members for taking action, living Watco’s values, and making a difference in lives and communities with our Be the Difference Awards.