Jun 22, 2017

Ingevity’s DeRidder plant receives Kansas City Southern Safe Shipper Award


DERIDDER, La., June 22, 2017 – Ingevity’s DeRidder, La., plant was recently recognized by Kansas City Southern Railway with the 2016 Hazardous Material Shipper Safety Award. The facility shipped more than 500 products in 2016 without incident. Only 21 out of 500 companies received this award in 2017.

“Kansas City Southern shares a steadfast dedication to the safe movement of every shipment every day. We honor this commitment for the protection of our environment and the safety and health of our employees, customers and the citizens of every community where we live and operate,” said Kansas City Southern’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Brian Hancock. “We present the Safe Shipper Award to customers in gratitude for their business and commitment to these shared values.”

“Our shippers are diligent, and work hard to prepare each container in a way that won’t have a negative impact on the community,” said Ashley Hauser, shipping and receiving manager at Ingevity’s DeRidder plant. “We take pride in following the principles of Responsible Care®, which protects human health and the environment.”

Pictured back row (l to r): Ingevity employees Sally White, Andrea Duplechin, David Hester, Kitaro Hill, Tony Lott, Ordonis Lynch, Chris Warren, Josh Bailey, and Steven Calcote. Front row (l to r): Russell Wingate, Ingevity; Charles Smith, Ingevity; Troy Avant, Kansas City Southern Railway; Ashley Hauser, Ingevity; and O’Neal Simmons, Ingevity.

Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, printing inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,500 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information, visit


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