MAUMEE, Ohio – The Andersons recently broke ground on an addition to its Lordstown, Ohio, bulk fertilizer facility.
The expansion, scheduled for completion at the start of the spring planting season in April 2003, will more than double storage capacity and add new bulk loading capabilities.
The Andersons’ Lordstown facility, located on the CSXT railroad, blends, stores and distributes dry bulk fertilizer to dealers and distributors in northeast Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
According to Denny Addis, president of the plant nutrient division, the expansion will allow The Andersons to better serve a customer base that has been growing steadily since the Lordstown facility opened in 1998.
“Better customer service is driving this expansion,” said Addis. “Increasing storage space and adding new truck loading capability will allow Lordstown to handle greater volumes of nutrients and load trucks in a shorter time.”
The expanded bulk building will provide loading space for up to three trucks at a time. The addition of an all-new load out system dedicated to straight fertilizer materials will cut load time by 50 percent.
In addition, liquid transfer capabilities will be installed which will allow for truckload shipments of nitrogen solutions and other non-pressure liquids. Liquid storage will likely be added at a later date.
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