Koch Nitrogen Adding Control Center at Ft. Dodge Plant
New $10 million building to include operations and maintenance functions
October 30, 2012
Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC has begun construction on a $10 million state-of-the-art control center building at its fertilizer plant located near Ft. Dodge, Iowa. 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 located approximately five miles east of Ft. Dodge and manufactures anhydrous ammonia and UAN fertilizers. The company currently employs about 70 people at the plant and is looking to acquire additional talent, including Reliability Leader, Instrumentation and Electrical Technician/Maintenance personnel.
About Koch Fertilizer, LLC
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 state-of-the-art terminals in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, France and the United Kingdom. Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates; including Koch Nitrogen Company, 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. www.kochfertilizer.com.