The J.R. Simplot Co. plans to build a new fertilizer storage and blending facility in Caldwell, ID, in place of the warehouse that has been there since 1974.
The building will be at 17505 Simplot Blvd. Construction is scheduled to start in six to eight weeks and end this fall.
The new facility will have three times the capacity of the old one, offering “a much broader range of services, including an advanced seed and crop nutrient blending system,” said Dave Dufault, vice president and general manager of Simplot’s AgriBusiness Group retail business.
“Idaho is not only Simplot’s home base, but a strategic area for us to grow our retail presence due to its rich and diverse agricultural marketplace,” Dufault said.