Tiger-Sul Reopens Alabama Plant

Published online: May 16, 2018 Articles, Fertilizer
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Tiger-Sul, the world leader in the production of sulfur bentonite fertilizers, celebrated the return of the company’s plant in Atmore, Ala., Tuesday with a grand reopening ceremony.

The event honored the invaluable contributions and tireless diligence of the Tiger-Sul team and the people of Atmore in returning the facility to full production less than nine months after a lightning strike and subsequent fire knocked it completely offline in July 2017. The plant officially returned to full production the latter part of April. In fact, with the combination of state-of-the-art design and the installation of four new high-capacity belts, the company can increase the production of sulfur bentonite and micronutrients by nearly 150 percent compared to pre-fire capacity.

“After the fire swept through the plant last July, there was never any doubt that we were going to come back bigger and better than ever,” says Don Cherry, Tiger-Sul president and CEO. “I’m proud to say that Tiger-Sul is committed to Atmore, and we truly appreciate the support we’ve received from Mayor Jim Staff and Fire Chief Ronald Peebles, and the Atmore community as a whole. And, of course, I can’t say enough about the 24/7 dedication of the Tiger-Sul team. Their hard work and tireless commitment is the key reason we’ve been able to return to full production as quickly as we have.”

The Tiger-Sul plant is situated on 38 acres in Atmore. The newly constructed production facility is just over 23,000 square feet in size, and the warehouse has a storage capacity of more than 2,000 tons, making Atmore the largest sulfur bentonite plant in the U.S. With the return to full production, Tiger-Sul will resume meeting the needs of its customers in the eastern, southern, northern and Midwest regions of the U.S. through Atmore.