Koch Nitrogen Co., LLC, has begun construction on a $10 million state-of-the-art control center building at its fertilizer plant near Fort Dodge. The project is an upgrade to the current facility and consolidates control center functions, operations and maintenance for the site.
"This new facility will allow us to improve and enhance our current operations with consolidated control activities and an updated office infrastructure," said Steve Packebush, president of Koch Nitrogen. "Most importantly, it will help us improve our level of responsiveness to our customers in this growing market."
In addition to housing the plant's control center, administrative and operations offices, the new facility will also feature a multilevel maintenance shop. The building is expected to be fully operational in early 2014 and will replace the current structure, which will be razed.
Koch Nitrogen is approximately 5 miles east of Fort Dodge and manufactures anhydrous ammonia and UAN fertilizers. The company currently employs about 70 people at the plant and is looking to hire additional staff.
Koch Fertilizer refers to Koch Fertilizer, LLC, and its subsidiaries. Koch Fertilizer, LLC, and its subsidiaries own or have interests in nitrogen fertilizer plants in the United States, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago. The companies cover global demand through terminals in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, France and the United Kingdom. Koch Fertilizer, LLC, and its affiliates; including Koch Nitrogen Co., LLC, and Koch Fertilizer Canada ULC; have the capability to market and distribute more than 12 million tons of fertilizer products annually. Koch Fertilizer, LLC, is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., one of the largest private companies in America.