Landmark Services Cooperative is excited to announce it will break ground on its new 28,000 ton dry fertilizer building at 2:00p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The new building will be located at 750 South County Road M in Evansville. The project will start this fall with an anticipated completion of early summer 2020.
At the June board meeting, the agronomy senior management team presented the opportunity to build a 28,000 ton dry fertilizer plant in Evansville, which was unanimously approved by the board. This new expansion will bring additional dry fertilizer storage capacity, while improving customer service, operational efficiency, and speed of service for members. The increased capacity also means the cooperative will be able to take larger product positions and capture freight savings.
The new plant will allow faster loading, resulting in shorter wait times for the tender fleet and members getting direct loads. Loading time of tender trucks and semi-trucks will be under ten minutes versus 30 minutes in the past. Other key benefits for Landmark members include:
- Blending 250 tons per hour.
- Receiving product at 600 tons per hour.
- Flexibility of fertilizer delivery to Landmark by rail or truck.
- Cost savings related to insurance, utilities and repairs with older facilities.
“As our membership continues to grow, we remain focused on our ability to serve members’ operations of all sizes in the most timely and efficient manner,” said Landmark CEO & President Jim Dell. “Landmark is proud to be committed to our members’ current and future needs.”