BNSF: Employment, shipping increase
Things have picked up for the railroad freight company that runs trains through Havre, although a spokesman says the level of shipments is still below pre-recession numbers.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said last week that the number of employees working in Montana has increased in the last two years and is expected to continue to move upward.
Melonas said the company added 50 active workers in Montana in 2009 and another 70 in 2010.
The company furloughs employees when demand for work decreases due to reduced shipping. Numerous Hill County and other Hi-Line...