Tuesday, May 07, 2013

NS recognizes 54 safe chemical customers

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Norfolk Southern has awarded its Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award to 54 customers for safe handling of chemical products during 2012.

Given annually for 17 years by Norfolk Southern, the award recognizes companies and facilities that ship more than 1,000 carloads of federally regulated hazardous material over NS’s rail network without a single incident for the year. Fifty-one corporations and three plants reached this goal during 2012.

“These customers safely shipped more than 127,000 total carloads of chemical products used to manufacture various consumer goods,” said Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman. “Shipments included industrial chemicals, petroleum products, biofuels, and sulfur—all vital products for consumers and the U.S. economy, but potentially dangerous if not handled carefully. “We congratulate these valued customers for their industry-leading performance in chemical safety, and we thank them for contributing to our railroad’s safe operations. They help us demonstrate that rail transportation is the safest, most efficient, and environmentally friendly way to move goods essential for American jobs and a strong economy.”

Customers earning the Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for 2012 are:

• Abengoa Bioenergy

• Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc.

• The Andersons, Inc.

• ArcelorMittal USA

• Archer Daniels Midland plant at Peoria, Ill.

• Arrow Reload Systems Inc.

• Ascend Performance Materials LLC


• Bayer MaterialScience LLC

• BP Products NA plant at Whiting, Ind.

• Cargill

• C. F. Industries


• Connacher Oil and Gas Limited

• E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company

• Eighty-Eight Oil LLC

• Equistar Chemicals, LP

• ERCO Worldwide

• Finnchem USA Inc.

• Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.

• Great Plains Renewable Energy

• Haverhill Chemicals

• Husky Energy Inc.


• The International Group Inc.

• INVISTA S.à.r.l.

• Kemira Water Solutions

• Koppers, Inc.

• Lansing Ethanol Services

• Lima Refining Company Linde LLC Louis Dryefus Commodities

• Marathon Petroleum Company LP

• Markwest Energy Partners, L.P.

• Marquis Energy LLC

• Musket Corp.

• NorFalco Inc.

• Nucor Steel

• Occidental Chemical Corp.

• Olin Chlor Alkali Products

• Oxbow Sulphur Inc.

• Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

• PPG Industries, Inc.

• The Procter & Gamble Co.

• Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc.

• Renewable Products Marketing Group

• Rhodia Inc.

• Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC

• Sunbelt Chlor Alkali Partnership

• Tidal Energy Marketing Inc.

• Toledo Refining Company LLC plant at Toledo, Ohio

• United Refining Company

• Valero Marketing & Supply

• Western Petroleum Company

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