Union Pacific Railroad Announces Chemical Transportation Safety Award Winners
Omaha, Neb., May 16, 2006 Union Pacific Railroad today announced the winners of its tenth annual Chemical Transportation Safety Pinnacle Award which recognizes safety achievements of Union Pacific’s chemical and petrochemical customers.
"We work closely with our customers to assist them with their processes in preventing non-accident releases of their products, and the Pinnacle Award is one way we can recognize them for their efforts in transportation safety," said Ed Sims, Union Pacific’s vice president and general manager - chemicals.
The Pinnacle Award winners were selected from applications received from chemical customers and judged based on safe loading techniques, securement of the shipments and no non-accident releases.
Since 1994, non-accident releases of hazardous material have declined 53 percent on Union Pacific due in part to the increased inspections by the railroad’s chemical transportation safety field personnel and the Pinnacle Award criteria.
The 2006 Union Pacific Railroad Pinnacle Award winners are: Afton Chemical Corporation, Richland, Va.; Air Products and Chemicals, Inc, Allentown, Pa.; Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa.; BP Amoco Chemicals, Naperville, Ill.; BP Products N.A., Inc., Warrenville, Ill.; Canexus Chemicals Canada LP, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada; CF Industries, Inc., Long Grove, Ill.; ChemTrade Refinery Services, Inc., North York, Ontario; DX Terminal, LTD, Dallas, Texas; Eaglebrook, Inc/Kemiron, Matteson, Ill.; Enterprise Products Operating L.P., Houston, Texas; Huish Detergents, Pasadena, Texas; Kennecott Utah Copper, Magna, Utah; Koch Sulfur Products LLC, Roseport, Minn.; LCI, Ltd, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; Norfalco, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; NOVA Chemicals, Moon, Pa.; Olin Corporation, Cleveland, Tenn.; Paramount Petroleum, Paramount, Calif.; PPG Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Reichhold, Inc., Durham, N.C.; Sasol North America, Westlake, La.; Schenectady International, Inc., Freeport, Texas; SemMaterials, L.P., Tulsa, Okla.; Shell Chemical, Houston, Texas.; Sunoco, Inc, Philadelphia, Pa.; Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co., San Antonio, Texas; Texas PetroChemicals, LP, Houston, Texas; Valero Refining and Marketing Company, San Antonio, Texas and Wynnewood Refining Co., Wynnewood, Okla.
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Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America’s premier rail franchise.
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