Des Moines

165 Permanent Jobs
10:25 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Lee County Lands Fertilizer Plant

  • Fertilizer Plant News Conference
  • Interview with Larry Kruse
  • On Air Version

Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFC) will build a $1.4-billion nitrogen fertilizer production plant on 500-acres of land near Wever in northern Lee County.

The site offers rail, river and highway access and is located near a natural gas line, which is essential to the plant's operation.

The project will create 165 full-time, permanent jobs and several thousand temporary construction jobs.

During a news conference in Des Moines on Wednesday, Governor Terry Branstad says this will be a much-needed shot in the arm for Iowa, and Lee County in particular.

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