April 29, 2008 14:44 ET

CN presents Safe Handling Awards to shippers

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) today announced the winners of its Safe Handling Awards for 2007. These awards are among the most coveted and respected in the industry. In all, 79 companies were presented with the Safe Handling Awards at a special ceremony in Montreal, Canada yesterday evening.

"On behalf of CN, it is with great pleasure that I congratulate each of the Safe Handling Award recipients for 2007. These awards were established to recognize customers for handling dangerous goods carefully and judiciously, and for respecting high standards," stated Jerry Boland, CN's Vice-President, Sales - Industrial Products. "Our customers and employees work together to meet the day-to-day challenges of maintaining a safe operation. Like CN, our customers do not hesitate to make safety a priority."

Launched in 1992, this year marks the 16th consecutive year that CN's Safe Handling Awards are presented to customers that load cars with dangerous goods and meet strict standards for the safe handling and shipment of regulated products. The winners must meet established criteria, according to the total number of shipments of dangerous goods for all facilities.

The Safe Handling Awards program is part of a series of initiatives aimed at making CN the safest railway in North America.

"The Safe Handling Awards are an integral part of the Responsible Care® Program - an ongoing performance improvement initiative in which CN is a partner, both in Canada and the US," explained Paul Miller, Vice-President and Chief Safety and Transportation Officer for CN. "Responsible Care® represents a long-term commitment by CN to consistently improve the safety of its operations. Responsible Care® principles are applied to all of CN's activities, while protecting the environment for the communities it serves."

CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at

2007 CN Safe Handling Award winners
Congratulations to all our winners

Ace Ethanol LLC
Adkins Energy LLC
Agrium Inc.
Air Liquide Industrials US, LP
Airgas Carbonic
Algoma Steel Inc.
AN Resources Inc.
Aventine Renewable Energy Inc.
BOC Gases
Border Chemical Company Ltd.
BP Products North America Inc.
Canexus Chemicals Canada LP
Chemtura Corporation
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Crosstex Processing Services LLC
Cyro Industries
Cytec Industries Inc.
Eka Chemicals Canada Inc.
Elbow River Marketing LP
ERCO Worldwide
Evonik Degussa Corporation
Factor Gas Liquid Inc.
FMC Corporation
Gas Supply Resources LLC
Gibson Energy Ltd.
Glenville Grain
Hexion Specialty Chemicals
Husky Energy Inc.
Hydrite Chemical Co.
Ineos Fluor Americas, LLC
Innophos Inc.
ICEC Canada Ltd.
Irving Oil Ltd.
JLM Chemicals Inc.
Jones-Hamilton Company
Kemira Chemicals Canada Inc.
Kemira Water Solutions Inc.
Keyera Energy Limited Partnership
Lucite International
Marsulex Inc.
Mitsubishi Gas Chemicals America Inc.
Moose Jaw Refinery INC.
MP Energy
MultiChem Inc.
NGL Supply Company Ltd.
Norfalco Sales Inc.
Occidental Chemical Corporation
Osmose Inc.
Petresa Canada Inc.
Petro-Hunt Corp/Pursue Engergy Corporation
Petromont societe en commandite
Plains Marketing Canada LP
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
PPG Industries, Inc.
Provident Energy Ltd.
Rhodia Inc.
Rentech Energy Midwest Corporation
Sabic Innovative Plastics
Saskferco Products Inc.
Semstream LP
Stepan Company
Stittco Energy Ltd.
Sulko Chemicals Ltd.
Sun Chemical Corporation
Suncor Energy Inc.
Syngenta Crop Protection Inc.
Tauber Oil
Transammonia Inc.
VFT Canada Inc.
Western Wisconsin Energy, LLC
Williams Olefins LLC

Contact Information

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    Bryan Tucker
    Senior Manager, Public Affairs and Media Relations
    (514) 399-6450