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Chemicals Scoops U.S. Safety Honor

Akzo Nobel’s Chemicals business in the United States has won an award recognizing its safe transportation of hazardous chemicals—the sixth year in a row that the company has received the accolade.

Akzo Nobel’s Chemicals business in the United States has won an award recognizing its safe transportation of hazardous chemicals—the sixth year in a row that the company has received the accolade.

The U.S. business was one of 31 rail transportation customers to be honored for 2005 by Norfolk Southern Corporation, which has presented its Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award annually for the last ten years.

The award recognizes companies that ship more than 1,000 carloads of hazardous chemicals without incident, with the 2005 recipients having safely handled a combined total of more than 115,000 carloads.

"At this time of heightened awareness regarding the safety and security of our national transportation network, these companies have demonstrated the value of rail transportation as the preferred and safest method of delivering potentially hazardous chemicals to communities everywhere," said Wick Moorman, CEO of Norfolk Southern.

"Each of these customers merits special commendation for handling high volumes of hazardous chemicals safely. Norfolk Southern is pleased that they have entrusted their business to us."

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