Akzo Nobel’s Eka Chemicals business in the United States has won a safe transportation award for the ninth year in a row.
The company is one of three to have been presented with BNSF Railway Company’s Annual Product Stewardship Award every year since it was first established in 1997.
Handed out to a total of 50 companies each year, the honor is presented to shippers who have successfully transported a minimum of 500 loaded tank cars of hazardous materials during the previous 12 months and who worked with their customers to ensure zero non-accident releases.
"We are proud to honor these 50 companies for their continued focus and commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials," said George Duggan, BNSF vice president, Industrial Products Sales. "Their product stewardship ensures the safety of our employees, the public and the environment."
A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, BNSF Railway operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces.
(Released: April 12, 2005)