BY PCC STAFF
WEVER – With production starting at the Iowa Fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa, the facility will reach additional milestones over the next week as new start up activities are initiated.
As the plant begins the process of producing urea ammonium nitrate, venting from sections of the plant will have an orange color for one or two days. This is an expected and planned part of the company’s start-up process. The emissions are not harmful and the company continues to work closely with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to meet all permit requirements.
Additionally, Iowa Fertilizer Company plans to test its primary alarm systems on Wednesdays at 10:00 am moving forward. The facility also uses internal alerts to help monitor production. While those may sometimes be audible in the community, the company is working to reduce the frequency and volume of these alerts.
“At Iowa Fertilizer Company, safety is the foundation of our operations,” said Darrell Allman, Site Director and Operations Manager at Iowa Fertilizer Company. “We are proud to be part of the southeast Iowa community and want to be sure our neighbors and other partners are aware of the startup activities taking place now that production is underway at the facility.”
Iowa Fertilizer Company is a leader in the fertilizer industry. The plant in Wever, Iowa is the first greenfield nitrogen fertilizer facility constructed in the United States in more than 25 years. Utilizing its state-of-the-art production, industry-leading technology, and environmentally sustainable processes, Iowa Fertilizer Company will help provide farmers in Iowa and around the country with a stable, domestic supply of fertilizer. For more information, visit Iowa Fertilizer Company at iowafertilizer.com.