Apr 26, 2012New fertilizer plant in Maine
Cavendish Agri Services’ new $5.7 million fertilizer plant and mixing system in Fort Fairfield, Maine is now serving growers in Maine and New Brunswick.
The Fort Fairfield plant is the first fertilizer plant to be built in Maine in decades and one of the largest in New England. The process equipment – called Declining Weight Blend System – delivers unsurpassed accuracy and blending speeds. Compared to older plants, it can reduce the time required to fill a typical 16-ton farm truck from 35 minutes to four.
The plant is equipped to source raw materials used to blend fertilizer products from suppliers worldwide. Its current supply chain spans North America, with suppliers in New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and New Mexico.
Some of the plant’s other features include a building footprint of just over one acre at 46,500 square feet, 20,000 tons of capacity, a storage receiving system for rail or truck and a computer-operated blending system equipped with sensors and scales to monitor accuracy in real time.