Home / Knowledge / News / INVISTA bags Grand Slam Award for safe rail transportation
INVISTA bags Grand Slam Award for safe rail transportation
May '11
INVISTA was one of three companies commended by the Association of American Railroads as a recipient of this year's Grand Slam award for receiving four Class I railroad awards in 2010.

The Grand Slam award, presented on behalf of the association's Hazardous Materials Committee and its Non-Accident Release Reduction Task Force, recognizes companies who have achieved the highest level of safety for the rail transportation of hazardous materials.

“INVISTA is deeply committed to safe practices in all that we do,” said Walter Tyler, INVISTA's global environmental, health and safety director. “I would like to thank the employees at our sites in Wilmington, N.C.; Maitland, Ontario; and Victoria, LaPorte and Orange, Texas, for their safe and responsible transportation of our products.”

INVISTA had zero non-accident releases from rail shipments during the 2010 calendar year. This exceptional level of safety performance gained the attention of Canadian National Railroad, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Union Pacific and CSX Transportation—who all awarded INVISTA with these transportation safety awards for 2010:

The Canadian National Railroad recognized INVISTA for handling dangerous goods carefully and judiciously and for respecting high safety standards.

Norfolk Southern Corporation recognized INVISTA for shipping more than 1,000 carloads of hazardous material over the railroad's 22-state network without incident for the year.

Union Pacific recognized INVISTA for implementing successful prevention and corrective plans and achieving a rate of zero non-accident releases for shipments of regulated hazardous materials.

CSX Transportation recognized INVISTA for shipping 600 or more railcars safely with no releases attributed to loading or unloading processes.

“It is an honor to be selected for these rail-safety awards,” said Rob Brown, INVISTA's managing director of global logistics. “The Grand Slam award affirms our commitment to safety and dedication to continuing these best practices in the future.”

The Non-Accident Release Reduction Task Force Chairman will officially recognize INVISTA for its accomplishment during the opening session of the 24th Annual AAR/BOE Hazmat Seminar at the Marriott Union Station in St. Louis.


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Jun 2017

GSTN registration reopens

E-commerce operators and TDS (tax deducted at source) deductors can...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

Expedite release of ROSL pending claims: TEA to Centre

The Tiruppur Exporters' Association (TEA) has again urged Union...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

'Export promotion schemes to continue under GST regime'

The export promotion schemes will continue under GST regime, said...

Interviews View All

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search