JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX today announced the winners of its 20th annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, representing dozens of customers recognized by CSX for their commitment to safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail.
More than half of the 2013 recipients are repeat winners, demonstrating their lasting partnerships with CSX and continued dedication to safety by shipping via rail.
"This year's award winners share in CSX's dedication to the safe and secure transportation of chemical products," said Michael J. Ward, CSX's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Safety is a core value at CSX, and we are immensely proud to partner with this year's winners to uphold the highest standards in chemical safety."
Ward and other CSX leaders, joined by Edward R. Hamberger, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Railroads, recognized the award winners at Washington, D.C.'s historic Union Station. Ward and other speakers thanked the customers for their safety efforts and business, and provided updates on industry trends, challenges and opportunities.
The Chemical Safety Excellence Awards are presented to customers who ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year without a release due to factors such as not securing valves or closures properly. CSX and its customers work together to ensure that hazardous materials move in the safest equipment and employees are trained on safe loading and handling procedures.
Recipients represent a variety of industries such as energy, technology and agriculture. The 2013 winners include Air Liquide America Corporation; AkzoNobel, Inc.; Archer Daniels Midland Company; Arizona Chemical Company; Arkema, Inc.; Ascend Performance Materials, Inc.; Ashta Chemicals; Aux Sable Liquid Products, LP; Axiall Corporation; BASF Corporation; Bunge Corporation; Cardinal Ethanol, LLC; Cargill; Celanese Corporation; Centennial Energy, LLC; Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC; Chevron Products Company; CHS, Inc.; Cornerstone Chemical Company; DAK Americas; Dow Corning Corporation; E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company; Eastman Chemical Company; EPIC; ERCO Worldwide; Evonik Corporation; ExxonMobil; Heritage Environmental Services, LLC; Hess Corporation; High Sierra Crude Oil & Marketing; Honeywell International, Inc.; Horsehead Corporation; Husky Marketing & Supply Company; International Chemical Company; Invista; Irving Oil; Kemira Water Solutions; Keyera Partnership; Lanxess Corporation; Linde, Inc.; Lyondell; MarkWest Hydrocarbon; Mercuria Energy Group, Ltd.; Methanex Corporation; MHF Services; Moose Jaw Asphalt, Inc.; The Mosaic Company; Musket Corporation; NGL Supply Company, LTD; Norflaco Sales, Inc.; Nucor Corporation; Occidental Chemical Corporation; Olin ChlorAlkali; Oxbow Sulphur, Inc.; PBF Energy Company; Philadelphia Energy Solutions; Plains All American Pipeline; POET Biorefining; PVS Chemicals, Inc.; Reagent Chemical; Sabic Americas, Inc.; Shintech; Southern States Chemical, Inc.; Statoil North America; Styrolution America, LLC; Taminco U.S., Inc.; Targa Resources, Inc.; U.S. Government; United Refining Company; Valero; and Westlake Chemical.
For more than 20 years, CSX has recognized customers who lead the industry in chemical safety. More information on the award, along with a list of recent recipients, can be found online at http://www.csx.com/index.cfm/customers/safety-security/chemical-safety-excellence-award/.
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