Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / HF Chlor-Alkali to build new caustic soda plant
HF Chlor-Alkali to build new caustic soda plant
10
Jul '13
Minority-owned HF Chlor-Alkali, LLC will commence construction on a manufacturing plant adjacent to Cargill's corn milling facility in Eddyville, Iowa.  HF Chlor-Alkali, LLC, a newly formed affiliate of Indianapolis-based Harris & Ford, LLC will make caustic soda, muriatic acid and bleach on 29 acres at the Cargill Eddyville complex, also known as the Iowa Bioprocessing Center.

The plant will produce a minimum of 100,000 dry short tons of caustic soda and 250,000 short tons of muriatic acid per year. It will serve all of Cargill's U.S. plants as well as other customers. Ground will be broken this summer, with first product expected to roll off the lines in early 2015.

Established in 1994, Harris & Ford is a major distributor of chemicals with sales approaching $250 million per year. Its president, Tim Harris, who will also serve as manager of HF Chlor-Alkali, has spent 35 years in the chemical industry. His assignments at Diamond Shamrock (now Occidental) Chlor-Alkali division include: plant engineer at Painesville plant, tech service engineer at Fairport Harbor Tech Center, R&D engineer at the Concord Research Center and Process engineer at the Chardon Electrode Pilot Plant.

"With this project, our company moves beyond distribution into manufacturing," Harris said. "It's a major expansion in scope for us, and we couldn't ask for a more respected company than Cargill to help us take this step. As we grow, our central focus remains on providing our customers the highest standard of service in our industry.  I owe a special thanks to the Iowa Economic Development Authority for their assistance."

As with other companies co-located at the Iowa Bioprocessing Center, HF Chlor-Alkali, LLC will receive its water supply and wastewater treatment from Cargill. Cargill will also invest in pipelines to connect the two companies. This project will add at least 25 new jobs in Eddyville, IA and support close to 750 indirect jobs across Iowa.

"This is very exciting for the Eddyville community as it promotes growth in the region and in the state of Iowa, said Alan Willits, Cargill Corn Milling president. We are delighted at the opportunity to deepen our relationship with one of our valued suppliers. Harris & Ford's reputation for vision, integrity and proficiency can only add value to our operations as the relationship grows."

About Cargill

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.

HF Chlor-Alkali


Must ReadView All

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

Textiles | On 16th Dec 2017

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved a special...

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Following the ongoing crackdown in Cambodia on the opposition and...

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

US retailers’ ability to offer consumers quality products at...

Interviews View All

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.1%
No
13.8%
Skip
18.1%

Total Votes: 94

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.8%
No
29.8%
Skip
7.4%

Total Votes: 94

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
9.6%
Skip
3.2%

Total Votes: 94

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.9%
No
8.5%
Skip
9.6%

Total Votes: 94


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search