DEERFIELD, Ill.--CF Industries today announced that its Woodward, Oklahoma, nitrogen complex lost its power supply due to tornadoes that passed through the area early on April 15, 2012 and is temporarily out of service. No direct damage was reported at the complex.
Our immediate concern is the safety and welfare of our employees and neighbors who were affected by the tornadoes and the devastation they caused
"Our immediate concern is the safety and welfare of our employees and neighbors who were affected by the tornadoes and the devastation they caused, said Tony Will, CF Industries Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Distribution. Fortunately none of our employees were injured, although several did experience damage to their homes. Our thoughts are with those in the community who were impacted by the storms.
The company appreciates the efforts of Oklahoma Gas & Electric crews to restore power to the facility and surrounding area as soon as possible.
CF Industries intends to make a contribution to the American Red Cross to help fund recovery efforts in the Woodward community. Individuals and employees wishing to make additional donations can do so directly through the Red Cross at www.redcross.org.
About CF Industries
CF Industries is a global leader in manufacturing and distribution of nitrogen and phosphate products, serving both agricultural and industrial customers. CF Industries operates world-class nitrogen manufacturing complexes in the central United States and Canada; conducts phosphate mining and manufacturing operations in Central Florida; and distributes plant nutrients through a system of terminals, warehouses, and associated transportation equipment located primarily in the Midwestern United States. The company also owns 50 percent interests in GrowHow UK Limited, a plant nutrient manufacturer in the United Kingdom; an ammonia facility in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; and KEYTRADE AG, a global plant nutrient trading organization headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland. CF Industries routinely posts investor announcements and additional information on the company's website at www.cfindustries.com and encourages those interested in the company to check there frequently.