Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation's premier transportation companies.
Wick Moorman, chief executive officer, Norfolk Southern, congratulated Linde for safely transporting chemicals by rail across Norfolk Southern Railway’s network with a record of zero incidents and its demonstrated commitment to a safe workplace and community. “We are happy to recognize these exemplary safety achievements,” said Moorman.
Linde North America ships a large portion of its carbon dioxide (CO2) rail fleet with Norfolk Southern, which is the carrier for Linde depots in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia. Linde shipped over 2,100 railcars in 2008 without incident to earn the award.
Fred Kinkin, vice president, supply, for Linde North America, said, “Receiving this award recognizes the level of Linde’s commitment to safety, which is a critical factor in the industrial gases industry, and is Linde’s most important core value. This particular award acknowledges our focus on railcar safety at our plants and depots and the efforts of our dedicated employees.”
Norfolk Southern’s Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides superior connections to western rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America’s largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products.
The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 52,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide. In the 2008 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 12.7 billion (USD 15.9 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com.
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