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Union Pacific Honors Safe Chemical Transporters with Pinnacle Award

Omaha, Neb., June 20, 2019

Union Pacific recognized 46 companies with its distinguished Pinnacle Award for their dedication to safely transporting chemical products by rail. The annual award honors customers who implement release prevention protocols, corrective action plans and have zero non-accident releases (NARs) of regulated hazardous materials shipments.

"Union Pacific is committed to delivering chemical shipments in the safest manner and applauds this year's Pinnacle Award recipients for their initiatives and measures eliminating rail car chemical releases,” said Kenny Rocker, executive vice president, Marketing and Sales. "We look forward to continued collaboration with shippers as we work to safely transport chemical products through our communities.”

Union Pacific's hazardous materials safety team supports customers with joint rail safety training programs and rail car inspections. More information about its efforts to safely transport chemicals is available in the Operating Safely section of its annual sustainability and corporate social responsibility report called the Building America Report.

The 2019 Pinnacle Award winners are:

  • Aeropres Corporation
  • Afton Chemical
  • Arkema
  • ARLANXEO Canada Inc.
  • Ashta Chemicals
  • BP Products North America
  • CF Industries Sales, LLC
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Coffeyville Resources Nitrogen
  • Cornerstone Chemical Company
  • Covestro LLC
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Energy Transport, LLC
  • Enlink Midstream Partners LP
  • Foremark Performance Chemicals
  • FutureFuel Chemical Company
  • Genesis Alkali, LLC
  • Golden Gate/SET Petroleum
  • Howard Midstream Energy Partners
  • Indorama Corporation
  • INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA
  • INEOS Oxide
  • INEOS Styrolution America, LLC
  • International Raw Materials LTD
  • Irving Oil Commercial G.P.
  • Itafos Conda LLC
  • Kennecott Utah Copper, LLC
  • Keyera Energy
  • Koppers, Inc.
  • Louis Dreyfus Company, LLC
  • Marathon Petroleum Company LP
  • Martin Resource Management Corporation
  • Methanex Corporation
  • Mexichem Flour S.A. de C.V.
  • Midstream Energy Partners (USA) LLC
  • Midwest Renewable Energy
  • Monsanto
  • NorFalco LLC (A Glencore Company)
  • Nouryon
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • PVS Chemicals Inc.
  • Reagent Chemical
  • Siouxland Energy Cooperative
  • Targa Resources
  • Texmark Chemicals, Inc.
  • TPC Group

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. The railroad's diversified business mix is classified into its Agricultural Products, Energy, Industrial and Premium business groups. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.


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