Kyndle announced Tuesday that Security Seed and Chemical has opened a new nitrogen fertilizer loading and distribution center in Henderson.
Security Seed, which has a retail service facility in Morganfield, constructed the new 2.5 million gallon storage tank at the riverport earlier this summer. The Henderson facility will service nitrogen crop nutrient needs for the local farming community as well as western and south central Kentucky, southern Illinois and southern Indiana, according to a release. Officials say the facility will employ five people and amounted to a $2.4 million capital investment.
Security Seed, headquartered in Clarksville, Tennessee, was started in 2000 with four outlets servicing parts of Tennessee and Kentucky. Since that time, officials say the company has expanded with two fertilizer river terminal distribution facilities (in Clarksville and now Henderson) and 14 retail outlets servicing parts of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas and Alabama. Officials note that Security Seed is an independent employee-owned company that prides in their local ties with the farming communities they serve.
Henderson County Judge-Executive Hugh McCormick said in a release he was thrilled with Security Seed’s decision, and it is always great news when a company chooses Henderson in which to invest and create new jobs. He added, “I welcome them to our great community and look forward to a long-lasting relationship.”