DuPont Awarded for Chemical Handling Safety by Norfolk Southern

Nine DuPont manufacturing facilities across the United States received the Norfolk Southern transportation 16th annual Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award

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Safety is a core value at DuPont and our commitment to safety doesn’t end at the plant gate, it continues through the supply chain.

Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) May 13, 2012

Safety is a top priority at DuPont, and this commitment continues through the transportation supply chain, even after products are manufactured.

Nine DuPont manufacturing facilities across the United States received the Norfolk Southern transportation 16th annual Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award, which recognizes customers' commitment to the safe transportation of products by rail through safe loading and maintenance of rail cars.

To qualify for the Chemical Safety Excellence Award, DuPont facilities shipped a combined total of more than 3,300 carloads via Norfolk Southern rail lines during the year without incident.

“Transportation safety excellence is the result of collaboration between the shipper and the transportation supplier, and we are proud to be recognized by our partner Norfolk Southern,” said Tim Byrd, director of global logistics for DuPont Sourcing. “Safety is a core value at DuPont and our commitment to safety doesn’t end at the plant gate, it continues through the supply chain.”

“Safety is Norfolk Southern’s No. 1 priority, and we congratulate these valued customers for their shared commitment to best practices in chemical safety,” said Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman. “Every day, they help us to show that rail transportation is the safest, most efficient, and environmentally friendly way to move the goods that are essential for American jobs and a strong economy. We salute them for their industry-leading performance and for partnering with us to help make Norfolk Southern the safest railroad in North America.”

DuPont facilities receiving the award include:

Mobile, Ala.
Red Lion, Del.
Edgemoor, Del.
Louisville, Ky.
Chambers Works, N.J.
Morses Mill, N.J.
Front Royal, Va.
Belle, W.Va.
Loudon, Tenn.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, non-governmental organizations, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.