Agrium: At A Glance

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Corporate headquarters: Alberta, Calgary

Alaska executive in charge: Mike Nugent, general manager

Number of employees in Nikiski:292

Alaska 2001 capital expenditures: $95 million

Production average at capacity: 700,000 (net) tons of anhydrous amonia per year, 1.1 million tons of urea

Contact number: 776-8121

Agrium Kenai Nitrogen Operations:

Direct Economic Impacts

$95 million in puchases of good and services from 250 Alaska businesses

$24.6 million in direct payroll; including benefits, expenditures exceed $35 million

$2.5 million in taxes and lease payments

$140,000 in charitable donations to 87 nonprofit organizations and groups

Indirect Economic Impacts

Agrium employees have 326 school-age dependents or about 5 percent of the central Kenai Peninsula student enrollment

Agrium's total direct, indirect and induced payroll impacts support 8.8 percent of the total peninsula payroll

Agrium's total direct, indirect and induced employment accounts for 5.5 percent of the total employment on the peninsula

The 1,000 Agrium-related jobs support a population of 2,150. This accounts for 7 percent of the central peninsula population

-- Provided by Resource Solutions and the McDowell Group

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