Stabilized Nitrogen Center Explained

Cindy Zimmerman

Media got the first look at the Allen R. Sutton Stabilized Nitrogen Center prior to the official grand opening on Tuesday in St. Louis and our tour guide was Dan Kuttenkuler, project manager for Lange-Stegmann and AGROTAIN International. Dan explained how the center uses a falling curtain granulation process for quality control and production efficiency. The process allows finished products …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer

Urea by the Ton

Cindy Zimmerman

The statistics for the new Richard W. Stegmann St. Louis Urea Center are pretty amazing. Lange-Stegmann Director of Operations Rich Diffley says the facility has a capacity for 63,000 tons in 15 bins, ranging from 800 to 20,000 tons, which can be turned four times a month. “We can unload barges in approximately five hours, we can load truckloads in …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer

Stabilized Nitrogen Center Named for AGROTAIN VP

Cindy Zimmerman

When Lange-Stegmann acquired AGROTAIN eight years ago with that acquisition came Allen Sutton, vice president of business and product development. You could say the Stabilized Nitrogen Center that opened in St. Louis Tuesday was his brain child. Because of that, it will now bear his name – the Allen R. Sutton Stabilized Nitrogen Center. Making that announcement, Lange-Stegmann president Mike …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer

Urea Center Christening

Cindy Zimmerman

The brand new urea center in St. Louis received its official name at the grand opening ceremony on Tuesday – the Richard W. Stegmann St. Louis Urea Center. Lange-Stegmann president Mike Stegmann (left) surprised his father Rich, who is chairman of the company, by naming the center after him. “It was really humbling,” Rich said in an interview after the …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer

Cathedral to Fertilizer

Cindy Zimmerman

AGROTAIN International and parent company Lange-Stegmann today celebrated the grand opening of a $20 million expansion project in St. Louis. The Stabilized Nitrogen Center and the St. Louis Urea Center represent the country’s first urea plant using phase modification and the nation’s largest inland urea import terminal – or as one AGROTAIN official called the project, a “Cathedral to Fertilizer.” …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer