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Union Pacific Pinnacle Awards Recognize Safe Chemical Rail Transportation

Omaha, Neb., September 3, 2020

Union Pacific honored 69 companies with its Pinnacle Award for their dedication to safely transporting chemicals 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’s distinguished Pinnacle Award recognizes our collaboration with the recipients and their help in transporting chemical shipments in the safest manner,” said Jacque Bendon, vice president - Industrial. “Their work helps ensure these vital products travel through our communities and safely arrive at their destinations.”

Union Pacific's Hazardous Materials Safety team supports customers with joint rail safety training programs and rail car inspections. More information about these efforts is available in the Operating Safely section of Union Pacific’s Building America Report.

The 2019 Pinnacle Award winners are:

  • AdvanSix
  • Aeropres Corporation
  • Agmark Logistics LLC
  • Americas Styrenics
  • BP Products North America
  • Bayer Crop Science
  • Celanese
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Chevron Products Company
  • Cornerstone Chemical Company
  • Covestro
  • Cross Oil Refining
  • Cyanco International, LLC
  • DuPont Specialty Products USA, LLC
  • Dyno Nobel
  • ERCO Worldwide USA
  • Foremark Performance Chemicals
  • Genesis Alkali LLC
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Grain Processing Corporation
  • GT Logistics, LLC
  • H.J. Baker Sulphur, LLC
  • Indorama Ventures
  • INEOS Americas
  • INEOS Oligomers USA, LLC
  • INEOS Oxide
  • INEOS Styrolution America, LLC
  • Ingevity
  • International Raw Materials
  • Interoceanic Corporation
  • Irving Oil Ltd.
  • Itafos Conda, LLC
  • Kemira
  • Kennecott Utah Copper LLC
  • Keyera Energy
  • Koch Fertilizer, LLC
  • Koch Methanol, LLC
  • Koppers Holdings
  • Louis Dreyfus Company, LLC
  • LSB Industries, Inc.
  • MarkWest Energy Partners
  • Martin Asphalt
  • Methanex Methanol
  • Mexichem Fluor, S.A. De C.V.
  • MGP Ingredients, Inc.
  • Midsteam Energy Partners USA
  • Monument Chemical
  • Musket Corporation
  • Nan Ya Plastics
  • NGL Supply Wholesale, LLC
  • NorFalco
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • PeroxyChem, LLC
  • Port of Tucson, LLC
  • REXtac, LLC
  • Rio Valley Switching
  • Sawtooth NGL Caverns, LLC
  • Shell Petroleum
  • Shintech
  • Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy
  • Suncor Energy Inc
  • Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
  • Texmark Chemicals, Inc.
  • The Chemours Company
  • US Magnesium LLC
  • Western Plains
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