Tessenderlo Group today announced the opening of its new Thio-Sul® manufacturing plant in East Dubuque, USA. This new manufacturing facility of Tessenderlo Group’s business unit Crop Vitality creates approximately 20 jobs and will allow for delivery of the product more efficiently to the Midwest agriculture community. The liquid fertilizer Thio-Sul® is used for broad-acre crops as well as arboricultural and vegetable crop cultivation.
In 2014, Crop Vitality signed a long-term agreement with Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P., now CVR Partners, to lease property and to provide the facility ammonia – a key ingredient in the production of Thio-Sul®.
Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. CEO Steve Azzarello said, “Our investment in the Midwest clearly demonstrates that we are not only committed to serving our customers in that region, but also the entire agricultural community. This facility combines excellence in process technology, manufacturing efficiency, product quality safety and environmental performance. Consistent with our vision to be a leader in customer centric innovation of our products and services, the East Dubuque facility allows us to take thousands of tons of product off long-haul truck and rail routes as well as be more service orientated as product will be available locally.