NORFOLK, Va., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) announced today that 54 customers earned the Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award 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' 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. 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," said Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman. "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 BioenergyAkzo Nobel Chemicals Inc.The Andersons, Inc.ArcelorMittal USAArcher Daniels Midland plant at Peoria, Ill.Arrow Reload Systems Inc.Ascend Performance Materials LLCBASFBayer MaterialScience LLCBP Products NA plant at Whiting, Ind. CargillC. F. Industries CHSConnacher Oil and Gas Limited E.I. DuPont de Nemours and CompanyEighty-Eight Oil LLCEquistar Chemicals, LPERCO WorldwideFinnchem USA Inc.Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.Great Plains Renewable EnergyHaverhill ChemicalsHusky Energy Inc.INEOS USA LLCThe International Group Inc.INVISTA S.a.r.l.Kemira Water SolutionsKoppers, Inc.Lansing Ethanol ServicesLima Refining CompanyLinde LLCLouis Dryefus CommoditiesMarathon Petroleum Company LPMarkwest Energy Partners, L.P.Marquis Energy LLCMusket CorporationNorFalco Inc.Nucor SteelOccidental Chemical CorpOlin Chlor Alkali ProductsOxbow Sulphur Inc.Potash Corporation of SaskatchewanPPG Industries, Inc.The Procter & Gamble Co.Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc.Renewable Products Marketing GroupRhodia Inc.Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLCSunbelt Chlor Alkali PartnershipTidal Energy Marketing Inc.Toledo Refining Company LLC plant at Toledo, OhioUnited Refining CompanyValero Marketing & SupplyWestern Petroleum Company Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products. Connect with NS http://www.nscorp.com http://www.facebook.com/NorfolkSouthern http://www.flickr.com/photos/norfolksouthern http://www.twitter.com/nscorp http://www.youtube.com/user/norfolksoutherncorp http://www.nscorp.com/nscportal/nscorp/RSS/rss.html SOURCE Norfolk Southern Corporation