Norfolk Southern Recognizes 54 Customers for Transporting Chemicals Safely

Norfolk Southern Recognizes 54 Customers for Transporting Chemicals Safely

May 7, 2013

NORFOLK, Va. — 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:

Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc.

The Andersons, Inc.

ArcelorMittal USA

Archer Daniels Midland plant at Peoria, Ill.

Arrow Reload Systems Inc.

Ascend Performance Materials LLC


Bayer MaterialScience LLC

BP Products NA plant at Whiting, Ind.


C. F. Industries


Connacher Oil and Gas Limited

E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company

Eighty-Eight Oil LLC

Equistar Chemicals, LP

ERCO Worldwide

Finnchem USA Inc.

Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.

Great Plains Renewable Energy

Haverhill Chemicals

Husky Energy Inc.


United Refining Company

Valero Marketing & Supply

Western Petroleum Company

The International Group Inc.

INVISTA S.à.r.l.

Kemira Water Solutions

Koppers, Inc.

Lansing Ethanol Services

Lima Refining Company

Linde LLC

Louis Dryefus Commodities

Marathon Petroleum Company LP

Markwest Energy Partners, L.P.

Marquis Energy LLC

Musket Corporation

NorFalco Inc.

Nucor Steel

Occidental Chemical Corp

Olin Chlor Alkali Products

Oxbow Sulphur Inc.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

PPG Industries, Inc.

The Procter & Gamble Co.

Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc.

Renewable Products Marketing Group

Rhodia Inc.

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC

Sunbelt Chlor Alkali Partnership

Tidal Energy Marketing Inc.

Toledo Refining Company LLC plant at Toledo, Ohio