Awards

Leader in Safety: SSC Receives 2019 CSX Chemical Safety Award

 

CSX Recognizes 70 Customers with 25th Annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 10, 2019 – CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) recently recognized 70 customers with CSX’s annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials.

“We are pleased to honor these customers who, like CSX, place the highest priority on safe operations,” said Dean Piacente, vice president industrial products. “We work together with our customers to continue to make rail the safest choice to move freight over land.”

Jason Smith, Travien Bailey, and Victor Mitchell work daily to ensure a safe environment.

Each year, the Chemical Safety Excellence Awards recognize customers who safely ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year prior without a release due to controllable factors. Now in its 25th year, the Chemical Safety Excellence Awards honor customers committed to safe procedures, such as securing valves and closures properly, and safe loading.

Honorees for 2018 include: AdvanSix; ALTIVIA; Archer Daniels Midland Co.; ARLANXEO Canada, Inc. Ascend Performance Materials; Chemtrade; Chevron Corporation; Chevron Phillips Chemical Company; Clean Harbors Environmental; Covestro; Crestwood Services LLC; Eastman Chemical Company; Eco-Energy; EnergySolutions Inc; Equinor Marketing & Trading; Evonik Industries; Flint Hills Resources; Hunt Refining Company; INEOS USA; International Chemical Company; Keyera Energy; Koch Industries; Koppers; LSB Industries, Inc.; Marathon Petroleum Corporation; Markwest Hydrocarbon Inc.; NGL Energy Partners; NGL Supply Company; NorFalco; Occidental Chemical Corporation; Oxbow Sulfur, Inc.; PBF Energy; Philadelphia Energy Solutions; Plains All American Pipeline; PVS Chemicals, Inc.; Reagent Chemicals & Research; Renewable Products Marketing Group; SABIC Innovative Plastics; Shell Chemicals; Shintech Louisiana LLC; Southern States Chemical; Stepan Company; Suncor Energy, Synagro; Targa Resources; The Andersons, Inc.; The Chemours Company; the U.S. Government; Univar USA; US Ecology; Valero Marketing and Supply; Veolia Regeneration Services and Westlake Polymers.

CSX Honors SSC with Chemical Safety Excellence Award for 2017!

CSX Recognizes 64 Customers with Chemical Safety Excellence Award

By GlobeNewswire,  May 29, 2018, 10:00:00 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) recently recognized 64 customers for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials with CSX’s annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award.

“Safety is CSX’s top priority, and customers play a critical role in the safe shipment of freight on our rail network,” said Michael Rutherford, vice president of merchandise for CSX. “To reach our goal of being the best railroad in North America, we must continue focusing on safety every day, and we are proud to serve customers who share our commitment to operating safely.”

Every year, CSX recognizes customers who safely ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year. This tradition, now in its 24th year, honors customers committed to safe procedures, such as securing valves and closures properly, and safe loading.

“Like CSX, this year’s Chemical Safety Excellence Award winners understand that operating safely is a never-ending pursuit that requires constant vigilance and dedication to best practices,” said Bryan Rhode, vice president of public safety, health and environment for CSX. “Together with our customers, CSX is working to ensure that freight rail remains one of the safest surface-transportation solutions for businesses.”

This year, CSX recognizes two customers who successfully reached 10 consecutive years of Safety Excellence – Aux Sable Liquid Products, Inc. and United Refining Co. They join an elite group of customers with impressive safety records, including Azko Nobel Chemicals Inc. (14 years) and Kemira (16 years).

Customers with five or more years of Safety Excellence improved upon their safety records in 2017. They include Cargill (9 years), Celanese (6 years), CHS (7 years), ExxonMobil Chemicals Co. (6 years), Linde LLC (6 years) and SABIC Americas Inc. (9 years).

Additional honorees for 2017 include: Archer Daniels Midland Co.; Americas Styrenics LLC; Arkema Inc.; Arlanxeo Canada Inc.; Ascend Performance Materials; Ashta Chemicals Inc.; BASF Corp.; Blue Cube Operations LLC; BP Products North America Inc.; Cardinal Ethanol LLC; CF Industries; Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.; Chevron Corporation; Covestro LLC; Crestwood Services LLC; DAK Americas LLC; Delaware City Refinery LLC; Dominion Transmission Inc.; Dow Chemicals; Granite Falls Energy LLC; Iroquois Bio Energy; U.S. Ecology; Gibson Energy; Green Plains Renewable Energy; Hess Corp.; Huntsman International LLC; Husky Energy; INEOS Styrolution America LLC; Ingredion Inc.; International Chemical Co.; INVISTA; Kinder Morgan; Koppers; Kraton; Lyondell Bassell; Marathon Petroleum Corporation; Mosaic Company; Nan Ya Plastics Corp.; NGL Energy Partners LLC; NorFalco LLC; NOVA Chemicals Inc.; Pacific Ethanol Pekin Inc.; Pembina Pipeline Corporation; Philadelphia Energy Solutions; Phillips 66 Co.; RPMG, Inc.; SABIC Innovative Plastics; Shintech; Louisiana LLC; Southern States Chemical; Bunge North America; Stepan Co.; The Chemours Company FC LLC; The U.S. Government; and Valero Marketing & Supply Co.

 

 

CSX Honors SSC with Chemical Safety Excellence Award for 2016!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – April 7, 2016 – CSX Corporation (Nasdaq: CSX) yesterday announced the recipients of its 22nd annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, recognizing 78 customers for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail.

“CSX’s commitment to safety – for our customers, our employees and the communities we serve – is the foundation of the decisions we make every day,” said Skip Elliott, vice president – Public Safety, Health and Environment. “We’re honored to work with customers who share this value as we deliver safe, reliable rail service to move their important products around the country.”

The Chemical Safety Excellence Awards recognize customers who ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year without a release due to controllable factors such as not securing valves or closures properly. CSX and its customers work together to ensure that hazardous materials are transported safely and employees are properly trained on safe loading and handling procedures.

Many of the recipients are repeat winners, representing a wide variety of industries such as energy, technology and agriculture. This year, CSX recognized a continued commitment to excellence by companies that have been listed for five years (Arizona Chemical Company; Ascend Performance Materials; Aux Sable Liquid Products; Cargill; CHS; Dow Corning; MarkWest Hydrocarbon, Inc.; Plains Marketing, LP; SABIC Americas, Inc.; U.S. Government; and World Fuel Services) and ten years (Akzo Nobel Chemicals Incorporated and Kemira).

Additional honorees include Air Liquide Industrial US; Americas Styrenics LLC; Arkema Inc.; ASHTA Chemicals Inc.; AVENTINE; Axiall Corporation; BASF; BP Products North America; Bunge Limited; Cardinal Ethanol LLC; Celanese; Centennial Energy LLC; Chemtrade; Covestro; Crestwood Services LLC; Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc.; Dominion Transmission, Inc.; Eighty-Eight Oil LLC; EnLink Midstream Operating, LP; Enterprise Products Operating LLC; ExxonMobil Chemical Co; Fibrant, LLC; Freepoint Commodities LLC; Gibson Energy; Global Partners LP; Green Plains Renewable Energy; Hess Corporation; Horsehead Corp; Huntsman International LLC; Husky Energy; INEOS Phenol; INVISTA S.a r.l.; Keyera Energy LP; Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP; Koppers; Lanxess; Linde LLC; Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC; Mercuria Energy Trading, Inc.; MHF Services; Monument Chemical; Murex N.A., Ltd.; Musket Corporation; Nan Ya Plastics Corp; NGL Supply Wholesale LLC; NorFalco Sales Inc; Nova Chemicals Inc.; Nucor Steel Corporation; Olin Corporation; Oxbow Calcining International LLC; PBF Energy Company LLC; Pembina Pipeline Corporation; Phillips 66; POET Ethanol Products; Praxair Inc; PVS Chemicals, Inc; Shell Chemicals; Shintech Inc; Statoil North America, Inc.; Styrolution America LLC; Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.; Targa Resources Partners LP; The Chemours Company FC LLC; Tristream East Texas LLC; and United Refining Company.

About CSX

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and sm all farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).

 

 

Southern States Chemical wins a 2014 Chemical Safety Award from CSX!

CSX Recognizes 70 Customers with Chemical Safety Excellence Awards

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 4, 2015 – CSX (NYSE: CSX) today announced the winners of its 21st annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, recognizing 70 customers for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail.

“Safety is CSX’s first priority and the most crucial element of transportation,” said Skip Elliott, vice president-public safety, health and environment. “We are proud to work with customers who are equally committed to upholding the highest standards in safety.”

CSX and its customers work together to ensure that hazardous materials move in the safest equipment and employees are trained on safe loading and handling procedures. The Chemical Safety Excellence Awards are presented to customers across a wide variety of industries who ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year without a release due to controllable factors.

Many of the 2014 recipients are repeat winners, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to safety as well as their lasting partnership. CSX recognized a continued commitment to excellence in the top group of companies who have made the list for 10 years: AkzoNobel Chemicals, Inc. International Chemical Company and Westlake Chemical. CSX also acknowledged companies who have been listed for five years: Ascend Performance Materials, Aux Sable Liquid Products, Cargill, Dow Corning, MarkWest Hydrocarbon, Inc., SABIC Americas, Inc. and United Refining Company.

The other 2014 winners are Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP; Americas Styrenics LLC; Archer Daniels Midland Company; Arizona Chemical; Blue Racer Midstream, LLC; Buckeye Partners, L.P.; Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.; Celanese; Centennial Energy, LLC; CF Industries; Chemtrade; Chevron Products Company; CHS; Cornerstone Chemical Company; DAK Americas LLC; Dominion Transmission, Inc.; Dow Chemical Company; Royal DSM N.V.; Eastman Chemical Company; Eco-Energy; Elbow River Marketing Ltd.; Enterprise Products Operating LLC; ERCO Worldwide; Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.; Evonik Industries; ExxonMobil Chemical Company; Gibson Energy Inc.; Green Plains Inc.; Heritage Environmental Services; Horsehead Corporation; Huntsman International LLC; INEOS Phenol; INVISTA.; Kemira; Keyera Energy LP; LANXESS; Linde LLC; Louis Dreyfus Commodities; MHF Services; Nan Ya Plastics Corporation USA; NGL Supply Co. Ltd.; NGL Supply Wholesale LLC; Nova Chemicals Corporation; Nucor Corporation; Occidental Chemical Corporation; PBF Energy Inc.; Pembina Pipeline Corporation; Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.; POET Ethanol Products; Praxair, Inc.; Shintech Inc.; Solvay Chemicals, Inc.; Southern Chemical Corporation; Southern States Chemical; Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy; Styrolution America LLC; TPC Group Inc.; Tristeam East Texas, LLC; U.S. Government; and Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC.

About CSX

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).

 

CSX awards Southern State Chemical a 2013 Chemical Safety Award!

 

 

Dean Piacente, Skip Elliott, Mike Ward, Clarence Gooden  and Ellen Fitzsimmons present the award to Key Compton, Bryan Beyer, Katie Joyner and Stephen Dees. Photo courtesy of CSX.

“On behalf of CSX and the communities we serve, we offer our hearty congratulations and deepest thanks for your exemplary safety record. Working together, we hope all future years will be marked with same success.”

Southern States Phosphate and Chemical is recognized for 110 years of Manufacturing in the Savannah area by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Savannah Economic Development Authority.

“Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer company was founded in 1897 in Augusta. The company moved to the Savannah site in 1902 and is still operating on that site today. The Dulany family purchased the fertilizer company in 1940.

Today Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer is a sister company to Southern States Chemical, the largest industrial provider of sulfuric acid on the East Coast.

The company employs 95 people in three states; 70 of those employees are based in Savannah.

Since 1999, F. Reed Dulany III has led the company and its parent, Dulany Industries as chairman and CEO. Key Compton has served as president of Southern States since 1996.”

From Savannah Morning News; November 3, 2012.

 

CSX Awards Southern State Chemical a 2011 Chemical Safety Excellence Award!

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Michael Ward, Clarence Gooden, Dean Piacente, and Skip Elliott present Bryan Beyer and John Fogarty with the 2011 Chemical Safety Excellence Award. Photo Courtesy of CSX

“All of our award winners share CSX’s intense focus on the safe transportation of chemical products,” said Clarence Gooden, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, CSX. “We are proud of these customers and their accomplishments in helping to move these products safely and reliably.”

To qualify for the Chemical Safety Excellence Award, customers must ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year without a non-accidental release. Such releases could occur during loading or offloading of products, or by not securing rail car valves properly. CSX and its chemical customers work to ensure that employees are trained on safe loading procedures.

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Southern States Chemical wins 2011 PlantWeb Excellence Award!

On October 27th at the 2011 Emerson Global Users Exchange in Nashville, TN, Southern States Chemical was awarded the prestigious PlantWeb Excellence Award for its use of Emerson’s CHARacterization Modules (CHARMs) at the Wilbara Plant in Wilmington, NC. The award was presented to Bryan Beyer, Acid Operations Manager, for his presentation “DeltaV Electronic Marshalling Delivers Engineering Cost and Scheduling Savings for Greenfield Chemical Plant.” Congratulations to everyone at SSC and a special thanks to those who contributed to this project.

 

Southern States Chemical wins CSX 2000 Chemical Safety Excellence Award!

SSC is the proud recipient of the 2000 Chemical Safety Excellence Award given out annually by CSX. Each year CSX recognizes those chemical shippers who have demonstrated excellence in the preparation and shipment of chemicals by rail.
This year 64 chemical shippers received this prestigious Chemical Safety Excellence Award is recognized among chemical shippers as a true measure of a company’s transportation safety commitment.

Larry Davis, CSX’s Director of Chemicals Marketing states, “There is great value to a company, the public and the environment when our customers demonstrate this level of excellence and good stewardship. The winners are truly “best in class”.