May 01, 2007 10:01 ET

CN presents Safe Handling Awards to shippers

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 1, 2007) - CN today announced the winners of its Safe Handling Awards for 2006. These awards are among the most coveted and respected in the industry. In all, 93 companies received these awards.

Launched in 1992, this year marks the 15th 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 reward customers for handling dangerous goods carefully and judiciously, and for respecting high standards," explained Jerry Boland, vice-president, Sales, Industrial Products. "Safety is of utmost importance for us, our customers, and the communities we live and work in. CN's Safe Handling Award winners not only strive to meet the day-to-day challenges of maintaining a safe operation, but place safety at the heart of how they do business. They deserve our recognition and appreciation."

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

"The Responsible Care® program, an integral facet of the Safe Handling Awards, 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," said John Dalzell, vice-president, Risk Management.

"From an Operations perspective, the Safe Handling Awards demonstrate the dedication and cooperation between CN and its Dangerous Goods shippers on safe handling procedures," adds Tom Thompson, assistant vice-president, Operations. "In order to ensure the effective and safe transportation of these goods, proper and secure loading, together in partnership we must consider complete and correct documentation, trustworthy equipment, track structure integrity and on-time pickup and delivery. The safe handling of these goods translates into success for all."

Canadian National Railway Company spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, BC, Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key cities 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.

2006 CN Safe Handling Award winners
Congratulations to all our winners

ACE Ethanol LLC
A N Resources Inc.
Afton Chemical Corporation
Air Liquide Industrials US, LP
Airgas Carbonic Industries
Algoma Steel Inc.
Ashland Inc.
Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc.
BASF Corporation
Bitumar Inc.
BOC Gases
Border Chemical Company Ltd.
BP Products North America Inc.
Brenntag Canada Inc.
Canada Colors & Chemicals Ltd
Canadian Enterprise Gas Products Ltd.
Canexus Chemicals Canada LP
Celanese Corporation
Chemtrade Logistics Inc.
Consumer's Co-operative Refinery LTD.
Cyro Industries
Cytec Industries, Inc
Degussa Corporation
EKA Chemicals Canada Inc
Elbow River Marketing LP
EnCana Oil & Gas Partnership
EPCO Carbon Dioxide Products, Inc
FMC Corporation
Gas Supply Resources LLC
GE Petrochemicals
Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.
Husky Energy Inc.
Hydrite Chemical Co.
ICEC Canada Limited
IMTT International-Matex Tank Terminals
Ineos Fluor Americas, LLC
Innophos, Inc.
International Chemical Company
Irving Oil Limited
Processing and Transportation
Kemira Chemicals Canada Inc
Kemira Water Solutions
Keyera Energy
Koppers, Inc.
LBC Baton Rouge
Lucite International
Marsulex Inc.
Methanex Corporation
Moose Jaw Refinery INC.
N G L Supply Company Ltd
Nalco Chemical Company
Norfalco Sales Inc.
Nova Chemicals Corporation
Occidental Chemical Corporation
Osmose Wood Preserving Inc
Petresa Canada Inc.
Petrosul International Limited
Plains Marketing Canada LP
PPG Industries, Inc.
Provident Energy Ltd
Provista Renewable Fuels Marketing
Pursue Energy Corporation
Quadra Energy Trading Ltd
Recochem Inc.
Rentech Energy MidWest Corp.
Rhodia Inc.
Saskferco Products Inc
Semstream LP
Shell Chemical Company - Geismar Plant
Shell Chemicals Canada Ltd. - Scotford Plant
Southern Chemical Corporation
Spectra Energy Empress LP
Statoil ASA
Stittco Energy Ltd
Sun Chemical Corporation
Taminco Higher Amines
Targa Midstream Services LP
TEMBEC Enterprises Inc Chetwynd Operations - 3 Nations Ventures
Terminaux Canadiens Canterm Inc.
Terra Industries, Inc
Tidal Energy Marketing Inc
Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc.
VeraSun Energy Corporation
VFT Canada Inc.
Western Explosives Ltd
Western Wisconsin Energy, LLC
Williams Olefins LLC
WRR Environmental Services CO INC

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    Annick Robinson
    Manager, Corporate Communications
    (514) 399-5238