Mar 24, 2017
Yara celebrates National Ag Day with ribbon cutting ceremony

Yara’s West Sacramento Terminal was officially welcomed Tuesday as the newest Yara North America facility in the U.S. While continually operational since Yara purchased the West Sacramento facility from Agrium in December 2015, this event acknowledged the transition of the terminal to a fully integrated Yara site.

The celebration coincided with National Ag Day. “Yara’s business from the West Sacramento terminal,” said Magnus Ankarstrand president of Yara North America, “will impact half a million acres of crop production across 20 different large-acre crops, which in turn will generate $500 million of farm revenue this year. This speaks to the importance of agriculture in the U.S.”

The rain stopped and clouds parted to reveal the sun just five minutes before the ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted at the terminal, for a crowd of about 75 who had gathered to celebrate the event and learn more about the location’s capabilities.

Immediately after acquiring the facility, Yara converted the former urea-ammonium nitrate (UAN) production plant into an import terminal for UAN and urea, which it receives from the U.S. and overseas. Most recent improvements include completely re-skinning the 29,000 metric ton urea warehouse, utilizing energy-efficient translucent panels to allow natural light to enter. The dock is currently being redesigned to improve safety and efficiencies during dry vessel discharge operations.



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