Midwest Association of Rail Shippers Postpones Summer Meeting to 2021

CHICAGO—April 22, 2020 (James Street Media Services)—Due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19, the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) has canceled its annual Summer Meeting which was scheduled for July of this year.

"The safety of our membership, speakers, and all those associated with MARS continues to be our most important focus," said MARS President Stefan Loeb. "The need to be proactive and the uncertainty of guaranteeing this safety has led us to cancel the 2020 Summer Meeting at the Grand Geneva Resort."

MARS will return to the Grand Geneva in the summer of 2021.

Loeb said the organization will be reaching out to people already registered for this year's conference and the hotel will be contacting those who had made lodging reservations.

In the meantime, MARS board members will get an early start on planning the annual winter meeting set for January 2021.

More information is available on the MARS website at: www.mwrailshippers.com.

About The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers

The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) is one of five regional North American associations under the North American Rail Shippers (NARS) national organization. Headquartered in the Chicago area, MARS provides an open forum for discussion and resolution of rail transportation issues by bringing railroads, shippers, receivers, and rail supply companies together twice annually for formal meetings in the Chicago area. To review the most recent meeting presentations, and to inquire about MARS membership, please visit the MARS website at www.mwrailshippers.com.

Bill Fahrenwald
James Street Associates