Iowa Fertilizer Company Joins Local Partners to Celebrate Completion of J-50 and 360th Avenue Roads Project
Ribbon cutting marks the culmination of a multi-million dollar investment in Lee County.
WEVER, Iowa (MAY 17, 2016) — Iowa Fertilizer Company along with the Lee County Board of Supervisors, Lee County Economic Development Group, Fort Madison Economic Development Corporation, and the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission joined together today to celebrate the newly completed 360th Avenue and J-50 roads.
“Iowa Fertilizer Company is a proud part of the Lee County and Southeast Iowa community,” said Larry Holley, president of Iowa Fertilizer. “We are incredibly happy to stand with our local and state partners to celebrate this important milestone in creating what will be one of the most innovative fertilizer manufacturing facilities in the United States. Today’s event is a clear demonstration of the tremendous progress being made at our facility here in Wever.”
The event marks the culmination of a nearly $10 million project to build, reconstruct, and expand roadways that will serve the Iowa Fertilizer plant and its employees, and allow the company to provide 1.5 to 2 million metric tons of fertilizer products to farmers across the country every year.
“The completion of J-50 and 360th Avenue was brought about through a strong collaboration between the company, county, state, and economic development leaders throughout our community,” said Ron Fedler, chair of the Lee County Board of Supervisors. “This close partnership is built on smart investments that will create meaningful economic growth and job development in the region.”
Photo above includes the following from left to right:
State Representative Dave Heaton; Larry Kruse, Lee County Economic Development Director; State Senator Rich Taylor; Larry Holley, Iowa Fertilizer President; Ron Fedler, Lee County Board of Supervisors Chairman; Gary Folluo, Lee County Board of Supervisors Member; State Representative Jerry Kearns