Iowa Fertilizer Co. earns Exida Safety Award

Residents near the Wever Iowa Fertilizer plant reported large bursts of flame Monday evening, but company officials said the flames were just part of a normal start-up. Courtesy photo


WEVER – Earlier today, Iowa Fertilizer Company was named the winner of the Exida Safety Award, recognizing the company’s longstanding commitment to the safety of its operations, employees, and the community at large.

“At Iowa Fertilizer Company, safety is the foundation of our business,” said Darrell Allman, managing director at Iowa Fertilizer Company. “We are incredibly pleased to work with our employees, business partners, and the community as a whole to meet this commitment throughout the construction of our facility and now, as we have been in production for the past year.”

Working with companies across the globe, Exida is a leader in automation system safety, security, reliability, and more.

“As a leader in safety and technology, Exida is pleased to recognize Iowa Fertilizer Company’s ongoing commitment to safely provide fertilizer products for farmers throughout the Midwest,” said Steve Gandy, Vice President for Global Business Development at Exida. “As the first world-scale greenfield nitrogen fertilizer plant built in the United States in the last 25 years, the Iowa Fertilizer facility in Wever has embraced innovation and new technology to ensure the safety of their employees and the broader southeast Iowa community.”

In addition to utilizing the latest and most reliable distributed control and early detection systems, the Iowa Fertilizer plant is designed and permitted to be the cleanest in the industry. Production officially began at the facility in April 2017, and today all production areas are producing at or above expectations.

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