We’re proud of our history, and the legacy we’ve already established. But we’re even more excited by what’s ahead of us and the dynamic future that awaits.
At CF, our story is still being written.
Achieved the lowest year-end 12 month rolling average recordable incident rate in company's history at 0.48 incidents per 200,000 work hours.
Acquisition of all the outstanding units we did not already own in Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. As a result, the company now owns 100 percent of its Verdigris Nitrogen Complex in Oklahoma.
In 2017, the company produced 10.3 million tons of gross ammonia, a company-record.
Completion of our capacity expansion projects at our Donaldsonville, Louisiana, and Port Neal, Iowa, nitrogen complexes. We increased our nitrogen capacity by more than 25 percent, and our Donaldsonville facility is the world’s largest nitrogen complex.
Launch of our strategic venture with CHS, Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative. The venture includes a supply agreement under which CHS is entitled to purchase up to 1.7 million tons of granular urea and UAN annually, as well as an equity investment whereby CHS invested $2.8 billion in a CF subsidiary.
CF partners with The Nature Conservancy on the 4R Plus program, a science-based approach to providing farmers with the knowledge and tools to minimize nutrient loss through emissions and runoff into adjacent water bodies while improving crop yields and soil health.
Start-up of the new granular urea plant at our Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex. This is the first plant to be commissioned and started-up as part of CF’s major capacity expansion projects in North America, and it is the first new world-scale urea plant to be completed in North America since 1998.
Acquisition of the outstanding interests we did not already own in the GrowHow UK Limited joint venture. For the first time, we expanded fully into the United Kingdom market, where we operate as CF Fertilisers UK Limited.
Completion of the sale of our phosphate mining and manufacturing operations to the Mosaic Company for $1.4 billion. With the sale, we became focused exclusively on nitrogen products.
Acquisition of all the outstanding interests we did not already own in Canadian Fertilizers, Ltd. (CFL). CFL is our Medicine Hat (Alberta) Nitrogen Complex, the second largest nitrogen plant in North America.
Acquisition of Terra Industries Inc. The acquisition brought into CF our Courtright (Ontario), Port Neal (Iowa), Verdigris (Oklahoma), Woodward (Oklahoma) and Yazoo City (Mississippi) nitrogen complexes. As a result, we became a nitrogen bellwether, and we positioned ourselves for global success.
Common stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on August 11.
Expansion of Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex complete. This project would include the last world-scale urea plant completed in North America for 17 years.
The Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex, today the world's largest, first produced ammonia in December of 1966. Construction of the plant was completed in 1969.
Company purchased interest in a nitrogen manufacturing complex. The investment marked our first step into manufacturing, rather than just purchasing, fertilizer.