Koch Fertilizer Canada, ULC, is constructing a new headquarters in Brandon that will bring together operations, logistics, and sales and marketing under one roof, with office space for more than 100 employees.
Currently, Koch Fertilizer’s Brandon personnel are spread out in several buildings, some of which are off-site. The two-story building is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The $33 million project, one of the largest investments ever made at the site, is the first of several significant upgrades designed for expansion, efficiency, and improved environment, health and safety performance. Koch Fertilizer expects to invest nearly $130 million into the overall improvements to the site over the next five years. Horizon Builders Ltd., established in Brandon 40 years ago, has been selected as the project’s general contractor.
“Brandon is a critical part of the company’s overall operations, and we are always looking for ways to improve for our customers,” said Paul Liddle, plant manager. “Not only are we making a significant investment in our business and our community, but our plans are a clear demonstration we are growing in Manitoba and believe we have a strong future in the province.”
The new building will feature a tree-lined façade and contain several other upgrades, such as energy-efficient windows, doors and insulation. The facility will include a new control room, complete with significantly upgraded state of the art process control instrumentation, plus the laboratory and maintenance shop. Concurrent to this investment, Koch Fertilizer also is building a new access road to improve the customer and driver experience at the facility.
“Manitoba is one of Canada’s leaders in attracting private capital investment, and Koch Fertilizer’s new investment in Brandon shows our province is a great place to do business,” said Premier Brian Pallister. “Agriculture drives Manitoba’s economy, and this significant investment demonstrates the confidence Koch Fertilizer has in our producers to continue the important work of feeding the world each and every day.”
About Koch Fertilizer Canada, ULC
An affiliate of Koch Fertilizer, LLC, the plant and terminal system serves the agricultural areas in Canada and the northern United States. The plant produces nitrogen-based fertilizers and industrial products.
About Koch Fertilizer, LLC
Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates 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 and Australia. Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates have the capability to market and distribute approximately 10 million tons of fertilizer products annually. Koch Fertilizer, LLC is a subsidiary of Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC. www.kochfertilizer.com
About Koch Industries
Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America, with estimated annual revenues as high as $110 billion, according to Forbes. 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 systems; electronics, software and data analytics; minerals; glass; automotive components; ranching; commodity trading; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested nearly $105 billion in growth and improvements. With a presence in 60 countries, Koch companies employ nearly 130,000 people worldwide, with about 67,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,300 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. For more news and information, visit www.KOCHind.com.