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Midland honored with National Achievement Award

Midland Manufacturing, part of OPW, is proud to announce it was presented a National Achievement Award at the 2015 Chlorine Institute Annual Meeting & Technology Symposium for its ongoing support of the Chlorine Institute's TRANSCAER Program.

The National Achievement Award signifies an individual, company, or organization exceeds in the advocation, demonstration, and implementation of the principles of TRANSCAER at national and regional levels. Steve Herbst, product manager for Midland, accepted the award on Midland's behalf.

"Midland Manufacturing wants to make rail transportation and the movement of commodities via rail as safe as possible," he said. "It's a never-ending journey, but every step increases the safety of our communities and environment."

TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary national outreach effort to help communities prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous materials transportation incident. TRANSCAER training focuses on educating emergency responders and community leaders on procedures to safely and effectively mitigate hazardous events involving the transport of toxic and explosive commodities such as chlorine, crude oil, and liquefied petroleum gas. In 2014, approximately 55,000 people took part in face-to-face training sessions with TRANSCAER across the United States and Canada.

Midland Manufacturing aided in many of these sessions by providing in- and out-of classroom instruction, as well as, the donation of its industry-leading Emergency Response Kits (ERK). These kits come with high quality, durable and heavy-duty tools, and special capping equipment to quickly and safely cap leaking fittings on the top of pressurized railcars. 

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