Norfolk Southern has awarded 46 customers its 14th annual Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for 2009 “in recognition of their safe handling of hazardous chemical products.” The award is earned by a company or facility that ships more than 1,000 carloads of hazardous material without incident for the year. In 2009, 38 corporations and eight plants attained that achievement. Altogether, they safely shipped more than 120,000 carloads ranging from industrial chemicals and petroleum products to sulfur and related chemicals.
Customers earning the award for 2009 are:
■ Airgas Carbonic Inc.
■ Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc.
■ American Ecology Corporation
■ The Andersons, Inc. Ethanol Division
■ ArcelorMittal USA
■ Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc.
■ BASF Corporation
■ Cargill Biofuels
■ The Dow Chemical Company
■ Eastman Chemical Company plant at Kingsport, Tenn.
■ ERCO Worldwide
■ Finnchem USA Inc.
■ Glacial Lakes Energy LLC
■ Global Ethanol
■ Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc.
■ Hawkeye Gold
■ Heartland Grain Fuels
■ Husky Marketing and Supply Company
■ INEOS USA LLC
■ INVISTA S.à.r.l.
■ Koppers Inc.
■ Linde LLC
■ Lyondell Chemical Company
■ Marathon Petroleum Company, LLC
■ Marquis Energy
■ Olin Corporation Chlor Alkali Division plant at Nixon, Ga.
■ Olin Corporation Chlor Alkali Division plant at Charleston, Tenn.
■ Nucor Corp.
■ NuStar Marketing LLC
■ One Earth Energy
■ PCS Phosphate plant at White Springs, Fla.
■ Platinum Ethanol
■ POET Ethanol Products
■ Rhodia Inc.
■ Sunbelt Chlor Alkali Partnership
■ Sunoco, Inc. (R&M) plant at Toledo, Ohio
■ Sunoco Chemicals, Inc., plant at Frankford, Pa.
■ Targa Transport, LLC
■ Tennessee Valley Authority
■ Valero Marketing & Supply plant at Paulsboro, N.J.
■ Valero Marketing & Supply plant at Reybold, Del.
■ WRB Refining LLC.
“We are pleased to recognize these valued customers for their outstanding industry leadership in chemical safety,” said Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman. “By their unrelenting commitment to safe practices, they demonstrate on a daily basis the value of rail transportation as the safest, most reliable way to move their product. We salute these customers for partnering with us to make safety the No. 1 priority, and for their efforts to help make Norfolk Southern the safest railroad in North America.”