Koch Nitrogen Company,LLC has begun constructions on a $10 million state-of-the-art control center building at its fertilizer plant located near Fort Dodge. The project is an upgrade to the current facility and consolidates control center functions, operations and maintenance for the site.Koch Nitrogen president Steve Packebush said the new facility will allow the company to improve and enhance the current operations with consolidated activities and an updated office infrastructure.Packebush said that the new building will help improve their level of responsiveness to their 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 manufactures anhydrous ammonia and UAN fertilizers. The company currently employs about 70 people at the plant with the possibility of hiring some additional employees in the future.