SOURCE: Koch Industries, Inc.

Koch Industries, Inc.

June 05, 2009 17:30 ET

Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC Enhances Enid Facility to Increase Urea Production

ENID, OK--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC (http://www.kochfertilizer.com/default.asp) has completed enhancements to its facility in Enid. The project provides an additional estimated 140,000 short tons per year of urea to the market place and significantly enhances the plant's rail load out capability.

More than 600 craftsmen, engineers and support personnel were contracted to complete the project. Improvements included replacement and modification of equipment and production process re-configuration allowing for increased ammonia and CO2 throughput ultimately increasing urea fertilizer output.

Koch Nitrogen purchased the Enid plant in 2003.

"We are grateful to Koch Nitrogen for its commitment to quality at its Enid facility," said Eric Benson, Enid city manager. "This investment is good for the local community and our economy, and these upgrades provide a positive measure of the company's long-term viability."

"The work we've done will allow us to better meet the fertilizer demands of farmers in the area and the region," said Enid plant manager Ken Dayton. "We are pleased to be able to better serve our customers and increase our ability to upgrade ammonia and CO2 to urea to meet market demand."

Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC is an affiliate of Koch Fertilizer, LLC (http://www.kochind.com/IndustryAreas/fertilizers.aspx), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. (http://www.kochind.com/) Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates are collectively one of the world's largest producers and marketers of nitrogen fertilizers, including anhydrous ammonia, urea and UAN. Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates have the capability to manufacture, market and distribute more than 9 million metric tons of nitrogen products annually. The Koch Nitrogen plant in Enid employs about 100 people.