VeraSun receives rail safety honor

By | June 02, 2008
VeraSun Energy Corp., one of the nation's largest ethanol producers, has received safety awards from both BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad for safe product handling during 2007: the BNSF Product Stewardship Award and the Union Pacific Chemical Transportation Safety Pinnacle Award. To be eligible for the BNSF award, companies must ship a minimum of 500 loaded tank cars with no accidental releases. VeraSun shipped more than 2,300 tanks cars from its ethanol production facility in Aurora, S.D., during 2007. The Pinnacle Award is based on safe loading techniques, secured shipments and no accidental releases. It is open to all chemical shippers.