ENID, Okla. (AP) — A company says a $1.3 billion expansion of its Oklahoma fertilizer production plant will start in September.
The Enid News and Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1oco0hv ) the Koch Nitrogen plant expansion in Enid is expected to increase the company's ammonia production by more than 1 million tons each year.
The north Oklahoma plant produces ammonia and granular urea.
Koch Industries president David Robertson says the facility's expansion is one of the largest construction projects in Koch Industries' history.
An Enid development organization official says the plant's upgrades help the community. He says the company could reduce its purchase of city water up to 5 million gallons per day. The plant would use treated wastewater instead.
When the facility's development is finished, there will be about 200 permanent employees.