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Binder wins TRANSCAER's chairman's award


TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) recently presented David Binder of Tanner Industries Inc. the TRANSCAER® Chairman’s Award to recognize his "dedication and support" as chairman of TRANSCAER’s anhydrous ammonia training program.

A voluntary outreach organization that aims to help communities prepare for and respond to hazardous material transportation incidents, TRANSCAER launched a nationwide anhydrous ammonia training tour earlier this year to provide emergency response techniques for anhydrous ammonia incidents. So far, 800 hands-on training workshops have been held in 37 states.

As director of quality, safety and regulatory affairs for Tanner Industries, Binder has facilitated ammonia safety and emergency response training programs throughout the world, TRANSCAER officials said in a prepared statement. Since 1992, he has been involved in the ammonia industry and emergency response training and planning. A member of the National TRANSCAER Task Group, Binder currently chairs the Philadelphia Local Emergency Planning Committee and Responsible Distribution Committee of the National Association of Chemical Distributors.

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