Mississippi Phosphates combining operations at production site

11 July 2014 23:03 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Mississippi Phosphates Corporation (MPC) has decided to consolidate all operations to the company’s Pascagoula-based manufacturing facility and close its administrative headquarter offices located in Madison, the US fertilizer producer announced on Friday.

The producers manufacturing facilities consist of two sulfuric acid plants, a phosphoric acid plant and a DAP granulation plant. The DAP granulation plant has an annual capacity of approximately 850,000 tons while the sulfuric acid plants have the capacity to produce sulfuric acid sufficient for annual DAP production of approximately 600,000-640,000 tons.

Since 1958 MPC has operated the facilities in Pascagoula, Mississippi, which are located on a deep-water channel with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Company CEO Jim Sherbert said that with pending retirements and staff changes it made sense to relocate to the plant site and will bring about increased efficiencies and eliminate the costs involved in having a remote headquarters location.

Fewer than 10 employees will be impacted by the move, the producer said.

“We are pleased as this brings decision-making to the local level, improving our ability to be nimble and address needs within the plant. This is another step forward as we continue to make progress in advancing vital production, environmental and safety initiatives,” said Ajay Kumar, MPC senior vice president.


By Mark Milam