CHICAGO, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today announced the winners of its Safe Handling Award for 2015. In all, 141 companies were presented with the Safe Handling Award at a special ceremony.
JJ Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, said: "On behalf of CN, I am pleased to congratulate each of the Safe Handling Award recipients for 2015.
"This award recognizes customers who, like CN, make the safe handling of dangerous goods a top priority. CN has an unwavering commitment to safety, works closely with its customers to deliver responsibly, and continually strives to improve the safety of its operations."
Launched in 1992, CN's Safe Handling Award is presented to customers who load freight 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 Award is an integral part of the Responsible Care® Program – an ongoing performance improvement initiative in which CN is a partner, both in Canada and the U.S.
Please click on www.cn.ca/safehandlingawards to view the list of 2015 winners of CN's Safe Handling Award.
CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 23,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the Company's website at www.cn.ca.
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