Monsanto Company and Chairman Hugh Grant celebrated the completion of its $200 million expansion of a Roundup herbicide production facility in Luling, La. The expansion was announced and started in April 2008 to increase production of Roundup brand agricultural herbicide.
"This has been a huge project for us in scope and in terms of the financial investment. However, it is more than an investment in this plant; it's an investment in farmers," Grant said. "It's an investment that will help ensure farmers continue to have access to the most trusted and reliable crop protection products available. This expansion allows us to boost Roundup production capacity by 20 percent and help us minimize our impact on the environment by reducing our carbon footprint and scaling back our energy use."