Syngenta announced a $63 million expansion project at their Phillips, Neb.,corn production facility.

Once complete, the Phillips corn production facility expansion will result in a substantial increase in total plant capacity.

"We are very excited about this expansion and the opportunities this will bring to our Nebraska location," said Bill Hunter, Phillips Plant Manager for Syngenta. "Not only does this expansion address the demand for seed on a national level; locally additional seed corn acres will be contracted with central Nebraska farmer-growers."

The site expansion includes:

· Acquisition of approximately 42 acres of land

· New green corn receiving facility

· Harvest complex additional single pass reversing dryer capacity

· Significant increase in bulk seed storage

· New conditioning tower

· Additional warehousing

"Syngenta is committed to delivering the highest quality product to our customers," said Clayton Osburn, head of corn operations for Syngenta. "The growth of our Phillips, Nebraska site will allow Syngenta to provide customers with integrated solutions that help address the rising demand for commercial corn in North America."

Construction is set to begin in June and is anticipated to be complete in time for the 2013 harvest.