Monsanto Completes $50 Million Plant Expansion

Kelly Marshall

Michael Gould, Iowa Department of economic development authority; Diana Broderson, Muscatine Mayor; Greg Mandsager, Muscatine city administrator; Shawn Schrader Muscatine plant manager; Lisa Safarian, Monsanto North American Lead Kim Reynolds, Iowa LT. Gov

The ribbon has been cut on Monsanto‘s $50 million dollar expansion in Muscatine, Iowa. The state-of-the-art facility expands the company’s formulations and packaging capacity for their dicamba-tolerant trait technology. The original plant has been around since 1961, producing products like Warrant, Degree, Harness, Roundup WeatherMax, and ExendiMax.

“Iowa is fortunate to have innovative companies like Monsanto that are making significant investments to create jobs in our communities while also providing farmers new tools to help increase productivity and reduce their environmental impact, said Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey. “The Muscatine plant expansion will help ensure farmers continue to have a variety of tools as they work to increase yields and improve profitability.”

“For more than 55 years we have been a proud part of this community and today is a celebration of the success and importance of modern agriculture in the great state of Iowa,” said Shawn Schrader, Monsanto Muscatine plant manager. “The work taking place at this site will play an important role in helping farmers produce better harvests and meet the global demand for food – putting Muscatine at the heart of one of the largest agricultural weed management in history.”

Agribusiness, Monsanto, Traits