Koch Nitrogen Company, Llc announced today the start of a $10 million state-of-the-art control center at its Fort Dodge, Iowa complex. The upgrade will consolidate control center functions, operations and maintenance for the facility.
"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."
The new building is expected to be fully operational in early 2014, and will replace the current structure, which is to be razed.
Koch Industries is one of the largest private companies in the U.S. and its subsidiaries own or have interests in nitrogen fertilizer production facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Trinidad & Tobago. The company has the capability of marketing and distributing more than 12 million tons of fertilizer products annually.