Source: J. R. Simplot Company

The J. R. Simplot Company announced plans to build a new fertilizer storage and blending facility in Caldwell, Idaho, to replace the current warehouse that has been located there since 1974.

"This new state-of-the-art facility will allow Simplot to introduce new products and to provide an enhanced level of service to our customers in southwestern Idaho," said Dave Dufault, vice-president and general manager of Simplot's AgriBusiness Group retail business.

"This project ties directly to our long-term strategy to establish highly efficient distribution systems in key markets," he said. "Idaho is not only Simplot's home base, but a strategic area for us to grow our retail presence due to its rich and diverse agricultural marketplace.

"Our customers will find that the new facility offers a much broader range of services, including an advanced seed and crop nutrient blending system that will give us additional capacity with the highest of uniformity."

Construction on the new facility, which will have three times the capacity of the previous warehouse, is scheduled to begin in six to eight weeks and should be completed this fall.