JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX (NYSE: CSX) today announced the winners of its 21st annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, recognizing 70 customers for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail.
"Safety is CSX's first priority and the most crucial element of transportation," said Skip Elliott, vice president-public safety, health and environment. "We are proud to work with customers who are equally committed to upholding the highest standards in safety."
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. The Chemical Safety Excellence Awards are presented to customers across a wide variety of industries who ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year without a release due to controllable factors.
Many of the 2014 recipients are repeat winners, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to safety as well as their lasting partnership. CSX recognized a continued commitment to excellence in the top group of companies who have made the list for 10 years: AkzoNobel Chemicals, Inc. International Chemical Company and Westlake Chemical. CSX also acknowledged companies who have been listed for five years: Ascend Performance Materials, Aux Sable Liquid Products, Cargill, Dow Corning, MarkWest Hydrocarbon, Inc., SABIC Americas, Inc. and United Refining Company.
The other 2014 winners are Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP; Americas Styrenics LLC; Archer Daniels Midland Company; Arizona Chemical; Blue Racer Midstream, LLC; Buckeye Partners, L.P.; Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.; Celanese; Centennial Energy, LLC; CF Industries; Chemtrade; Chevron Products Company; CHS; Cornerstone Chemical Company; DAK Americas LLC; Dominion Transmission, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; Royal DSM N.V.; Eastman Chemical Company; Eco-Energy; Elbow River Marketing Ltd.; Enterprise Products Operating LLC; ERCO Worldwide; Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.; Evonik Industries; ExxonMobil Chemical Company; Gibson Energy Inc.; Green Plains Inc.; Heritage Environmental Services; Horsehead Corporation; Huntsman International LLC; INEOS Phenol; INVISTA.; Kemira; Keyera Energy LP; LANXESS; Linde LLC; Louis Dreyfus Commodities; MHF Services; Nan Ya Plastics Corporation USA; NGL Supply Co. Ltd.; NGL Supply Wholesale LLC; Nova Chemicals Corporation; Nucor Corporation; Occidental Chemical Corporation; PBF Energy Inc.; Pembina Pipeline Corporation; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.; POET Ethanol Products; Praxair, Inc.; Shintech Inc.; Solvay Chemicals, Inc.; Southern Chemical Corporation; Southern States Chemical; Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy; Styrolution America LLC; TPC Group Inc.; Tristeam East Texas, LLC; U.S. Government; and Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
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