December 19, 2013
Koch Fertilizer Canada, ULC has announced plans to move forward with an initial $30 million investment to increase ammonia production and operational efficiencies at its Brandon, Manitoba facility. The project will include the installation of production equipment and process improvements and provides the foundation for a series of further ammonia projects to increase capacity, which could total 90,000 additional tons annually.
Construction for the project is expected to begin in the second-half of 2014 with completion anticipated in late-2015. In addition to the planned increase in ammonia production, the company is also considering a project that would increase urea production capacity at the Brandon plant.
“This investment in infrastructure and increased capacity supports our continuing efforts to provide value for our customers,” said Scott McGinn, senior vice president, North America, “and we will continue to evaluate further production expansion opportunities.”
Koch Fertilizer Canada employs 260 full-time employees and contractors in Brandon and currently has 29 open positions for several roles, including Senior Process Engineer, Quality Control Specialist and 2nd Class Engineer. For a complete list of openings, visit: www.kochcareers.com
About Koch Fertilizer, LLC
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 13 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.
About Koch Industries, Inc.
Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America with annual revenues of about $115 billion. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; commodity trading and services; ranching; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested about $60 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures. With a presence in nearly 60 countries, Koch companies employ about 60,000 people worldwide. In 2012, Koch companies employed nearly 50,000 people in the United States and paid compensation and benefits totaling more than $4 billion. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies earned about 770 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service.