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Celebrating 35 Years of Service and Commitment to Safety in Minnesota

November 16, 2009

Earlier this month I had the honor of presenting Phil Meadows, a courier in Bloomington, Minnesota, with the 35-year Purple Distinction Pin.  Phil began his distinguish career at Federal Express on November 4th in 1974.

In addition to being the most tenured courier in the Northland District, Phil also achieved an accident free driving record for 33 years! With the intense focus that FedEx Express, and the entire FedEx network, has on safety, this is something to really commend him on.

The Purple Distinction Pin program is designed to honor employees and frontline managers in the Air Ground and Freight Services (AGFS) and U.S. Operations of FedEx Express with 25, 30, and 35 years of service. 

As I visited with Phil he told me about some of the many changes he’s seen since he started with FedEx. For example, when he was hired, there were no vans and he drove a rental truck.

The one thing he says hasn’t changed is that service has always been the priority and it’s the people that make it happen.  I’m always impressed with the professionalism of the FedEx Express team, but I wanted to take the time to recognize Phil and his tremendous accomplishments and dedication to service and the company. 

Please join me in congratulating Phil!

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