Union Pacific Railroad Announces Chemical Transportation Safety Award Winners

Omaha, Neb., April 21, 2005 – 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.

"Our customers play an important role 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 47 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 2005 Union Pacific Railroad Pinnacle Award winners are:

  • Afton Chemical Corporation
    Richland, Va.
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Allentown, Pa.
  • Bayer Corporation
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • CF Industries, Inc.
    Long Grove, Ill.
  • Chevron Oronite Co.
    Belle Chase, La.
  • DX Terminal, LTD
    Dallas, Texas
  • Enterprise Products Operating L.P.
    Houston, Texas
  • Equistar
    Houston, Texas
  • Flint Hills
    Wichita, Kan.
  • Kerr-McGee
    Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Kinetic Resources
    Calgary, Alta., Canada
  • Nexen Chemicals
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • NOVA Chemicals
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Olin Corporation
    Cleveland, Tenn.
  • PPG
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Shell Chemical
    Houston, Texas
  • Sunoco, Inc.
    Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Transammonia, Inc.
    Tampa, Fla.
  • Wynnewood Refining Co.
    Wynnewood, Okla.

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America’s leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is the largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States. A strong focus on quality and a strategically advantageous route structure enable the company to serve customers in critical and fast growing markets. It is a leading carrier of low-sulfur coal used in electrical power generation and has broad coverage of the large chemical-producing areas along the Gulf Coast. With competitive long-haul routes between all major West Coast ports and eastern gateways, and as the only railroad to serve all six major gateways to Mexico, Union Pacific has the premier rail franchise in North America.

For further information, contact Mark Davis: (402) 544-5459.

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