Pharos-Tribune

Local News

June 25, 2013

Fertilizer facility coming to Logan

Plant will create up to 17 jobs.

Construction on a new fertilizer plant expected to create up to 17 jobs is set to begin south of Logansport later this summer.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held Monday afternoon for Sagamore Warehouse LLC at 2179 Stoney Pike, where construction of the $6 million, 24,000-ton dry facility will begin this August and is estimated to conclude by the first of next year.

“It’s a good fit for us,” said Chuck Shelby of Lafayette-based Sagamore Ag Source, a managing partner with Sagamore Warehouse.

Shelby went on to say the facility will cater to clients in northern Indiana and parts of Ohio.

The plant will be utilizing the Winamac Southern Railway line, now owned by U.S. Rail, that runs near the site.

Jim Hedrick, also of Sagamore Ag Source, said product will come in on rail and be processed at the plant before leaving on trucks to distribution points or farmers themselves, adding the facility will supply clients within a 100-mile radius.

The plant will employ four full-time positions and up to five part-time positions, according to a press release from Logansport Mayor Ted Franklin’s office. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Franklin said up to 17 jobs could ultimately be created.

Addressing concerns brought on by an explosion at a fertilizer facility in Texas in April that killed 15 people, Shelby and Hedrick went on to say the fertilizer produced in the plant is not the kind that will explode, explaining that Sagamore’s product requires a different kind of nitrogen. The two also said the facility will distribute dry fertilizer, with the possibility of adding liquid fertilizer in the future.

The facility will be made up of two connected buildings, Hedrick said, with the plant being about 100 by 300 feet and an office area spanning about 70 by 140 feet.

The site’s location, which was a former rail yard, is in an area the city is planning on annexing, Franklin said. He was unsure of exactly how much tax revenue the business is estimated to bring in but said equipment classified as real property will be the source of it, saying there will be “some tax increment” generated.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • UPDATED: Logansport HS teacher arrested on child seduction charge

    A Logansport High School teacher was arrested Thursday on a charge of child seduction.

    April 18, 2014

  • Police blotter: April 18, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    April 18, 2014

  • NWS-PT041814 LC50 cords.jpg 50 years later WALTON -- Dean "D.A." Zehring graduated from the current Lewis Cass High School, but he never attended classes there. It's one of the unique characteristics of the graduating class of 1968, the first class to complete all four years of high school un

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Caston considers Logan bus stop FULTON -- Caston Schools administrators are considering establishing a bus stop a few miles outside its boundaries on the north side of Logansport. The school board recently discussed the feasibility of adding a bus stop for students transferring fro

    April 18, 2014

  • mushroom Parks let mushroom hunters forage off-trail INDIANAPOLIS - Rain that pounded Brown County State Park in early April dampened the number of hikers and mountain bikers in Indiana's largest state park, but foragers of the property's 15,000 acres of forest welcomed the weather. With the arrival o

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police blotter: April 17, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    April 17, 2014

  • NWS-PT041714 G.jpg Sign of support: Class meant to connect hearing-impaired family members Jordanna Dishner-Rush gestured forcefully to a coat rack hanging in the back of the meeting room at the Logansport Library. She was trying to use just hand motions — no speech — to get the other women to guess the secret word she'd been given. Dishne

    April 17, 2014 12 Photos

  • Logansport graduation rate rises again Logansport High School's graduation rate jumped almost 2 percentage points to 92.9 percent in 2013, data released Wednesday show. The Indiana Department of Education released graduation data for the 2012-2013 school year Wednesday. The data show that

    April 17, 2014

  • NWS-PT041714 Mustangs.jpg Local dealer celebrates the Mustang Fifty years ago today, the Ford Mustang was introduced to the public at the New York World's Fair. Now, six of them will be on display for the next few weeks at Rick's Auto Sales in Logansport celebrating what the business owner says is a half centur

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Redevelopment commission proposes new TIF expansion The Logansport Redevelopment Commission is now considering including land surrounding Water Street in a proposed consolidation of the city's tax increment financing districts. A tax increment financing, or TIF, district, captures the increments of an

    April 17, 2014

Featured Ads
More pharostribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

Should mushroom hunters be allowed to forage off-trail in Indiana state parks?

Yes
No
Undecided
     View Results
eEdition