Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides freight rail transportation services in North America. The company transports various products and commodities, including consumer, industrial, coal, and agricultural products. The consumer products include automotives, such as motor vehicles and vehicle parts, as well as perishables and dry boxcar products, including beverages, canned goods, and perishable food items. It also transports other consumer goods, such as cotton, salt, rubber, and tires. The company offers transport services for industrial products, including construction products, such as clays, sands, cements, aggregates, sodium compounds, and other industrial minerals; and building products, including lumber, plywood, oriented strand board, particleboard, paper products, pulpmill feedstocks, wood pulp, and sawlogs. Burlington Northern Santa Fe also transports chemical and plastic products, such as caustic soda, chlorine, industrial gases, acids, polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride used by automotive, housing, and packaging industries, as well as feed stocks to produce other chemical and plastic products; and petroleum products, including liquefied petroleum gas, diesel fuels, asphalt, alcohol, solvents, petroleum coke, lubes, oils, waxes, and carbon black. In addition, the company provides transport services for agricultural products, including wheat, corn, bulk foods, soybeans, oil seeds and meals, feeds, barley, oats and rye, milo, specialty grains, ethanol, fertilizers, oils, malt, and flour and mill products. As of February 15, 2007, it operated a railroad system consisting of approximately 32,000 route miles in 28 states and 2 Canadian provinces. Burlington Northern Santa Fe was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.