April 25, 2023

Foremark Performance Chemicals awarded prestigious Pinnacle Award by Union Pacific for fifth consecutive year

On April 24, 2023, Union Pacific Railroad announced the companies who won the 2022 Pinnacle Award for their dedication and commitment to safely transporting chemicals by rail. Foremark Performance Chemicals, for the fifth consecutive year, is proud to once again be recognized by Union Pacific and awarded the distinguished 2022 Chemical Transportation Safety Pinnacle Award. This prestigious award, given annually, honors customers who implement release prevention protocols, corrective action plans and have zero non-accident releases (NARs) of regulated hazardous materials shipments.  

In its announcement, Union Pacific’s Jacque Bendon, Vice President – Industrial, Marketing and Sales, stated “Union Pacific is proud to honor these companies that share our commitment to the safe transportation of chemicals, which are used for things like cleaning drinking water and making household products.  This annual award is our way of recognizing our customers who share our commitment to protecting the environment and the communities along our rail network.”

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition from Union Pacific Railroad for our unwavering commitment to safety and sustainability which is the cornerstone to our daily operations”, said Randy Owens, CEO of Foremark Performance Chemicals. “The safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities in which we operate is our top priority, and we are proud to have our efforts recognized with this distinguished award.” 

Foremark has always been committed to the safe transportation of chemicals by rail, and this award is a testament to the company’s ongoing efforts to improve safety and reduce risks associated with the transportation of hazardous materials. The company has implemented a number of safety measures, including employee training, technology upgrades, and process improvements, to ensure that its chemical transportation operations are among the safest in the industry.

“It is an honor to receive this award from Union Pacific Railroad, and we will continue to strive for excellence in chemical transportation safety,” said Michael Dildy, Senior Supply Chain and Procurement Manager at the La Porte plant. “We remain committed to the highest standards of safety, and we will continue to work closely with our partners to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of hazardous materials.  I would like to recognize our process loading technicians for the meticulous work over the past year to ensure each and every car was properly inspected and secured, as well as the railroad teams that ensure every load was handled safely.  Great Job!”

The 2022 Chemical Transportation Safety Pinnacle Award is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and commitment of Foremark employees to safety in chemical transportation. The company will continue to prioritize safety in all its operations and is proud to be recognized for its efforts by Union Pacific Railroad.

2022 Chemical Transportation Safety Pinnacle Award

About Foremark Performance Chemicals

Foremark Performance Chemicals, headquartered in League City, Texas, is a technology-driven leader in natural gas sweetening applications and formalin manufacturing for chemical intermediates.

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