1996 Regional Winner

FREMAR Co-op Fertilizer - Marion, SD

When Duane Tiezen, Fertilizer and Chemical Manager, decided to move his FREMAR Co-op Fertilizer facility from Marion, SD, to just a mile outside the city limits it was a great opportunity to build a fully modern and environmentally sound retail plant from the ground up.

The new chemical building and the dry fertilizer plant are completely surrounded by six inch concrete dikes. The chemical building has a separately diked loading area and a “sniffer” device is located under the concrete floors in the pesticide area to make sure that no chemicals are contaminating the ground under the facility.

Even with all of these state-of-the-art systems in place, everyone at FREMAR knows that environmental respect still demands conscientious attitude and continuous training by all employees.