Agrium Advanced Technologies Launches First Barge Using New Onsite Loading System
Release Date: 3/1/2012
LOVELAND, Colo. (March 1, 2012) – Agrium Advanced Technologies® (AAT) launched the first shipment of their Environmentally Smart Nitrogen® (ESN) product using the new barge loading system from their New Madrid Plant in Missouri. The system was developed to increase efficiencies and provide an alternative form of transportation for product delivery.
Planning for the barge loading system began in May of 2011, with construction starting in September and the first barge load occurring in December. The New Madrid Plant now has the capacity to load and ship product via barge, truck and rail.
“With the addition of the barge loading system New Madrid is set to maximize productivity as well as provide shipment options for our customers that will allow them to choose the most convenient mode of transport for their needs,” said Andrew Mittag, President, Agrium Advanced Technologies.
About Agrium Advanced Technologies
Agrium Advanced Technologies is the leading manufacturer and marketer of slow- and controlled-release fertilizers and micronutrients in the Agriculture, professional Turf and Ornamental, consumer lawn and garden, and specialty agriculture markets. Agrium Advanced Technologies’ brands include ESN®, POLYON®, XCU®, NITROFORM®, NUTRALENE®, DURATION CR® and Spread it & Forget it slow- and controlled-release fertilizers, ULTRA YIELD® Micronutrients, AMP™ and PRECISE® controlled-release plant protection.
Agrium Advanced Technologies is a strategic business unit of Agrium Inc. For more information or to contact us, please visit www.agriumat.com.
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Jason Kuhlemeier, Agrium Advanced Technologies