JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) recently recognized 71 customers for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials with CSX’s annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award.
“Safety is a way of life at CSX and among our customers, who demonstrate their commitment to safe transportation every day through their partnership on safe operating and securing procedures,” said Michael Rutherford, Vice President – Industrial Products, CSX. “Moving products by rail remains the safest possible surface-transportation solution, and we look forward to extending this record of safety for our customers, employees, and the communities we serve.”
This marks the 23rd year for the company’s Chemical Safety Excellence Award, which recognizes customers who ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year without a release due to controllable factors. The award recognizes commitment to safe procedures, such as securing valves and closures properly and safe loading.
In recognition of their continued dedication, Azko Nobel Chemicals Inc. and Kemira were both presented with awards for 10 years of success. In addition, five-year recognitions were given to Arizona Chemical Company LLC; Aux Sable Liquid Products Inc.; Cargill; Celanese; CHS Inc.; ExxonMobil Chemical Co.; Horsehead Corp.; Linde LLC; MarkWest Hydrocarbon Inc.; Nucor Corporation; PBF Energy Company LLC; SABIC Innovative Plastics; and United Refining Co.
Additional honorees include: AdvanSix Inc.; Americas Styrenics LLC; Arkema Inc.; Ashta Chemicals Inc.; BP Products North America Inc.; Bunge; Canal Terminal Company; Cardinal Ethanol LLC; CF Industries; Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.; Chevron Products Co.; Citgo Petroleum Corp.; Cornerstone Chemical Co.; Covestro LLC; Eastman Chemical Co.; Eco-Energy LLC; Eighty-Eight Oil LLC; Enlink Midstream Operating LP; Evonik Industries; Flint Hills Resources; Gibson Energy; Green Plains Inc.; Hess Corp.; Huntsman International LLC; Husky Energy; INEOS Nitriles; INEOS Phenol; INEOS Styrolution America LLC; Kinder Morgan; Koppers; Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC; LyondellBassell; Marathon Petroleum Corporation; Monument Chemical; The Mosaic Company; Nan Ya Plastics Corp.; NGL Supply Wholesale LLC; NorFalco; NOVA Chemicals Inc.; Occidental Chemical Corp.; Odjfell; Olin Corp; Pacific Ethanol Inc.; PotashCorp.; Pembina Pipeline Corp.; Philadelphia Energy Solutions; PVS Chemicals Inc.; Southern States Chemical; Statoil North America Inc.; Tesoro Corp.; The Chemours Company; Twin Eagle Resource Management; US Ecology; Valero; Westlake Chemical Corp.; and Williams Ohio Valley Midstream 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 nearly 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 farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
Kaitlyn Barrett Wilson