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TRANSCAER Welcomes AFPM As New Sponsor

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Contact: Donna L. Lepik


The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is proud to announce that it has joined the Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER) program.

TRANSCAER® is a voluntary national outreach effort that educates and assists first responders in communities near transportation routes on how to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident.

“Our member companies are committed to sharing their safe practices throughout the refining and petrochemical industries and working with TRANSCAER will allow us to share them with a much larger audience,” said AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson. “Providing a safe work environment for our employees and the communities in which we operate is embedded in our culture, which is why being a part of TRANSCAER is such a natural fit.”

“We are happy to welcome AFPM onboard as a new national sponsor. Members of AFPM ship products by a variety of modes of transportation that are the focus of TRANSCAER’s safety training events held throughout the country,” said Keith Silverman, chairman of the National TRANSCAER Task Group and vice president global operations, quality and EHS at Ashland. “Our TRANSCAER Team is looking forward to working with AFPM, and our other dedicated volunteers, to help communities prepare for possible hazardous materials transportation incidents.”

AFPM is committed to the mission of TRANSCAER, which is to promote the safe transportation and handling of hazardous materials, educate and assist communities near major transportation routes about hazardous materials, and aid community emergency response planning for hazardous material transportation incidents.


About AFPM
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (“AFPM”) is a national trade association whose members comprise virtually all U.S. refining and petrochemical manufacturing capacity.

TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities prepare for and respond to possible hazardous material transportation incidents. TRANSCAER is sponsored by the American Chemistry Council, American Petroleum Institute, the Association of American Railroads, Center for LNG (CLNG), CHEMTREC®, Industrial Steel Drum Institute, The Chlorine Institute, The Fertilizer Institute and the Renewable Fuels Association. Transportation partners include the National Volunteer Fire Council; U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Management Office of Transportation; U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration; and U.S Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration. For more information on TRANSCAER, please visit

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