Montana Ag Network: New fertilizer plant built in Lockwood


FERTILIZER PLANTIS UP AND
RUNNINGIN SOUTH CENTRAL
MONTANA.MTN’S
RUSSELL NEMETZ TAKES US THERE IN
TODAY’S MONTANA AG NETWORK
FEATURE.####

{WES BURLEY: WE’VE HAD A LOT OF
GROWERS TRY TO SNEAK OUT HERE
AND CHECK OUT THE PLANT; THEY
JUST WANT TO SEE WHAT IT IS.}{RUSSELL NEMETZ: WHAT THEY
WANT TO SEE IS THE NEW
$13 MILLION TOWN COUNTRY
SUPPLY FERTILIZER LOADING AND
UNLOADING FACILITY IN LOCKWOOD
WHICH GENERAL MANAGER WES BURLEY IT HAS 6 BINS WHICH ARE 100-TON
BINS FOR MICRO NUTRIENTS
AND THE REST OF THE BINS ARE F
THE MACRO NUTRIENTS. THE UREA NITROGEN BIN IS
DESIGNED
TO HOLD 93 RAIL CARS OF
FERTILIZER ITSELF. THE PHOSPHATE BIN WHICH IS OUR
SECOND MOST USED
PRODUCT HOLDS 53 RAIL CARS. OUR LARGEST PLANT BEFORE WE
COULD HOLD ONLY ABOUT 5,000 TONS

STRAIGHT PRODUCT WITHOUT THE
BLENDING CAPABILITIES OF THIS NEW 23,800 FACILITY.}{RUSSELL
NEMETZ: HE SAYS THE NEW FACILITY
WILL HELP TOWN AND COUNTRY MEET
THE DEMANDS OF THEIR
FARMER CUSTOMERS ESPECIALLY IN
YEARS LIKE THIS. WE HAVE DRYLAND TOP DRESS TO DO. WE
HAVE GUYS THAT ARE TRYING TO GET
CORN PLANTED AND GET BEETS IN
THE GROUND. ALL THESE
THINGS HAPPENING AT ONCE. WHAT WE’VE SEEN SO FAR IS IF WE
CAN KEEP ALL THE TRUCKS RUNNING
IN
THE FIELDS, WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO
KEEP FERTILIZER SUPPLIED TO
THOSE TRUCKS AND BEEN A LOT MO EFFICIENT FOR US THIS YEAR.}{WES
BURLEY: OUR BIGGEST ISSUE RIGHT
NOW IS GETTING ON
EVERYBODY’S FIELDS AT THE SAME
TIME BECAUSE WITH A SPRING LIKE
THIS EVERYTHING BROKE AT THE SAME TIME.}{RUSSELL NEMETZ: IN
AGRICULTURE TIME IS MONEY,
THAT’S WHY THIS NEW FERTILIZER
PLANT’S EFFICIENCY IS SO
IMPRESSIVE.}{WES BURLEY: IT ALSO
HAS THE CAPABILITIES TO RECEIVE FERTILIZER AT A RATE OF 600 TON
WOULD TAKE US AN HOUR AND
FIFTEEN MINUTES PER HOPPER ON
RAILCAR OR 4 ½ HOURS TO UNLOAD
ONE RAILCAR. WHERE WITH THIS NEW FACILITY WE
CAN UNLOAD AN
85 CAR TRAIN IN LESS THAN
HOURS NOW.RUSSELL NEMETZ: IN
LOCKWOOD-RUSSELL
NEMETZ-MTN NEWS.}

[(***DCARLSON***)]TOWN AND
COUNTRY HAS PLANNEDAN OPEN
HOUSE THEIR NEW LOCKWOOD FERTILIZER
FACILITY ON JUNE 15TH.##

[(***DCARLSON***)]COMING UP,THE
CAPITOL CITY

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