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Union Pacific Honors Safe Chemical Transporters with Pinnacle Award

Omaha, Neb., April 25, 2022

Union Pacific Railroad today announced that 70 companies have won the 2021 Pinnacle Award for their dedication and commitment 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 is honored to partner with companies that share our commitment to the safe transportation of chemicals and, in the process, the protection of the environment. This award recognizes the work these companies do every single day to prevent releases and safeguard the communities where we all live and work,” said Jacque Bendon, vice president-Industrial, Marketing and Sales.

Union Pacific's Hazardous Materials Safety team supports customers with joint rail safety training programs and rail car inspections.

The 2021 Pinnacle Award winners are:

  • Aeropres Corporation
  • Afton Chemical Corporation
  • American Synthetic Rubber
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co.
  • Arkalon Ethanol LLC
  • Arkema Inc.
  • ASHTA Chemicals Inc.
  • Berryman Chemical Inc.
  • BP
  • Buckeye Pipeline Company
  • Cargill Inc.
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • CHS Inc.
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • Coffeyville Resources Nitrogen Fertilizers
  • Covestro LLC
  • Cross Oil Refining and Marketing
  • Eco Energy
  • El Dorado Chemical Co.
  • EnLink Midstream
  • ExxonMobil
  • Foremark Performance Chemicals
  • FutureFuel Chemical Company
  • Gibson Energy
  • Howard Energy Partners
  • Indorama Ventures
  • INEOS Oxide
  • International Chemical Company
  • Irving Oil Limited
  • Itafos Conda LLC
  • Kemira
  • Keyera Corp.
  • Koch Fertilizer LLC
  • Koch Methanol LLC
  • Koppers Inc.
  • Lotte Chemicals Louisiana LLC
  • Louis Dreyfus Company Grand Junction LLC
  • Martin Operating Partnership
  • MGP Ingredients
  • Midwest Renewable Energy
  • NorFalco
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • Olin Corporation
  • Phoenix Park Energy Marketing
  • Ponderosa Petroleum
  • Reagent Chemical
  • Renewable Energy Group
  • Roehm America LLC
  • Sawtooth Caverns
  • Solvay Chemicals
  • Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy
  • Stepan Company
  • Sulphuric Acid Trading Company
  • Targa Resources
  • Targray.
  • The Chemours Company
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • The Plaza Group
  • TotalEnergies Petrochemicals and
  • Refining USA Inc.
  • TPC Group
  • U S Amines LTD
  • Valero Energy
  • Veolia North America Regeneration and
  • Recovery Solutions
  • West Plains Propane Inc.
  • Wildcat Midstream Limited Partnership
  • Williams Companies Inc.
  • WRR Environmental Services
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