Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Breaking News

October 10, 2013

Site picked for SW Indiana fertilizer plant

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — A company backed by a Pakistani group has picked as southwestern Indiana site for a planned $2.1 billion fertilizer plant.

Midwest Fertilizer Corp. is seeking zoning approval from Posey County officials for a 219-acre site that is now farmland in an industrial area just southwest of Mount Vernon.

The project has faced controversy since Gov. Mike Pence in January withdrew the state's incentives offer for the plant because fertilizer made by Pakistan-based parent company Fatima Group was used in bombs in Afghanistan that killed American troops.

Local officials have backed the project. Posey County Economic Development Partnership John Taylor tells the Evansville Courier & Press the site selection shows that the project is the real deal.

Company executive Mike Chorlton says construction is expected to start next spring.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Breaking News
Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
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.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller