Norfolk Southern recognizes 54 customers for transporting chemicals safely

  Norfolk Southern recognizes 54 customers for transporting chemicals safely

PR Newswire

NORFOLK, Va., May 7, 2013

NORFOLK, Va., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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

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:

Abengoa Bioenergy
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.
The International Group Inc.
INVISTA S.a.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
United Refining Company
Valero Marketing & Supply
Western Petroleum Company

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier
transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary
operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of
Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and
provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern
operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major
transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

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