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Released: Mar 13, 2008
Jacksonville, Fla. - March 13, 2008 -- CSX Transportation (CSXT) today announced the winners of its annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) - an award that reflects each winning company's commitment to rail car maintenance and safety as well as continuous safe tank car loading.
For 2007, CSXT will recognize 64 shippers. To be eligible for the award, each company must ship 600 or more railcars per year on CSXT and have no non-accidental releases during the entire year. This year's total of 64 winners is an increase from 62 winners in 2006 and 50 winners in 2005. Shippers include companies from the Chemicals, Fertilizer, Emerging Markets, Agriculture and Metals Merchandise commodity markets. One hundred CSX shippers are eligible to receive the award.
"The goal of the CSEA is to reward those shippers who keep their rail fleets well-maintained and repaired and who provide safety training for their employees," said Dean Piacente, CSX Vice President-Chemicals & Fertilizer. "At CSX, Safety is a Way of Life. We need the support of our customers to help keep our employees, our communities, and our customer's employees as safe as possible and these customers accomplished that without fail in 2007."
Clarence Gooden, CSX executive vice president and chief commercial officer, will attend the award ceremony, along with Piacente and Skip Elliott, CSX vice president- Public Safety & Environment. The ceremony will be held in Atlanta on March 18. The attendees will hear from CSX's senior management team about safety at CSXT. Tours of CSXT's REDI Center Training facility and the CSXT Safety Train, as well as a demonstration with specially trained dogs that support CSXT's rapid response team, will be part of the event.
The winners for 2007 are: Ace Ethanol; Airgas Carbonic; Archer, Daniels, Midland Company; Ashta Chemicals Inc.; BASF Corporation; BP Amoco Chemical Company; BP Products North America (NGL); Cargill Inc.; Celanese Inc.; CF Industries Inc.; Chevron Phillips Chemical Company; Citgo Asphalt Refining Company; Citgo Petroleum; Countrymark Cooperative; Cytec Industries Inc.; Dominion Transmission Inc.; The Dow Chemical Company; Dupont; DYNO NOBEL Inc.; Eka Chemicals Inc.; Evonik Degussa Corporation; Federated Cooperatives Ltd; Flint Hills Resources; FMC Corporation; Georgia Gulf; Glacial Lakes Energy; Global Ethanol; Granite Falls Energy; Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation; Husky Energy Marketing Inc.; International Chemicals Company; International Commodities Export Corporation; Invista S.a.r.l.; Irving Oil Company; Kemira Water Solutions Inc.; Kemira Finnchem; Kinetic Resources LPG; Lincolnway Energy LLC; Marsulex Services Inc.; Marysville Hydrocarbon, Inc.; Methanex Methanol; The Mosaic Company; Nan Ya Plastics Corporation America; NGL Supply Ltd; Nucor Corporation; Orica USA Inc.; Oxy Vinyls LP; Poet; PPG Industries Inc.; Praxair Inc.; Premcor Refining Group Inc.; Reagent Chemical & Research Inc.; Rohm & Haas Company; Sabic Americas Inc.; Sabic Innovative Plastics US LLC; Shell Canada Ltd; Solutia Inc.; Sunoco Inc.; Taminco Higher Amines and Methylamines Inc.; Targa Midstream Services LP; US Bioenergy; Valero Marketing & Supply Company; Verasun Energy Corporation; Westlake Chemical Corporation.
CSX Transportation Inc. is a principal operating company of CSX Corporation. CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The company's transportation network spans 21,000 miles with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia, and connects to more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at the company's web site, www.csx.com.