Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex

Manufacturing Site

  • CF Industries’ Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex is located on 1,400 acres along the west bank of the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana
  • North America’s largest and, in many respects, its most flexible nitrogen operation
  • Site of a $2.1 billion capacity expansion project with expected completion in 2015-2016

Annual Capacity

  • Approximately five million tons of nitrogen products for agricultural and industrial use

Finished Products

  • Anhydrous ammonia
  • Granular urea
  • Urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solution

Transportation Modes

  • Pipeline
  • Rail
  • Truck
  • Barge
  • Ocean vessel


  • Approximately 450 permanent employees and 500+ contract employees
  • Another 500 contract employees during turnarounds
  • In addition, the company’s expansion project will create 93 new permanent jobs, up to another 2,500 construction jobs at peak and an estimated 700 jobs in related industries

Expansion Project

  • $2.1 billion capacity expansion project announced in 2012 and on track for completion in 2015-2016
  • Takes advantage of proximity to abundant natural gas (the primary feedstock for nitrogen production), a skilled local workforce and multiple transportation channels (including export capability)
  • Contributes to a more assured supply of nitrogen fertilizer for American farmers
  • Source of long-term direct and indirect positive economic impact to southeast Louisiana


As a premier employer in the Donaldsonville community, CF Industries employees enjoy:

  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefits package that includes:
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • 401(k)
    • Pension
    • Company-provided short- and long-term disability
    • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • On-the-job training
  • Excellent opportunities for advancement

To explore open positions, please visit our Careers page. In the Search Criteria form, select “United States,” “Louisiana,” and “Donaldsonville” to find openings.

Commitment to Environment Health and Safety

  • Safety is a core value of CF Industries and our highest priority. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our employees, contractors, customers and neighbors
  • All employees at our plant regularly receive extensive safety and process operations training. This includes on-site emergency response simulation drills and exercises, as well as reviews of notification, evacuation and shelter-in-place plans. We are partners with local first responders, who often participate in these exercises
  • Environmental stewardship is a high priority—both on site and in the transport and use of products. CF Industries has committed significant resources to minimize emissions
  • The fertilizer manufacturing industry is highly regulated. We understand and welcome this oversight, and operate in strict compliance with environmental permits and regulations

Community Involvement

We are family at the Donaldsonville complex, and we consider the local community a part of our extended family. We support a number of nonprofit organizations, through both volunteerism and charitable giving. Some of these organizations include:

  • Four “Adopt-a-Schools” in Donaldsonville
  • Teach for America
  • Ascension Fund
  • ChemFriends
  • The Donaldsonville Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • Volunteer Ascension
  • Local River Parishes Community College Foundation
  • Numerous club and sporting activities that provide opportunities for local children
  • Student participation in 4-H Livestock Shows
  • The Donaldsonville Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC)
  • Local United Way initiatives
  • The Donaldsonville Chamber of Commerce and many of its sponsored functions
  • Cooperation with the local fire department in training side-by-side with CF Industries Emergency Responders during plant training
  • Support for local charity events (American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research, March of Dimes, and several others)


Media Inquiries:

Job Inquiries:

  • Visit our Careers page. In the Search Criteria form, select “United States,” “Louisiana,” and “Donaldsonville” to find openings.

Community Support Inquiries:

General Mailing Address:

CF Industries
Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex
Highway 3089
Donaldsonville, LA 70346