The Corn Belt has consistently been one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, due in part to the efficient transportation of not only the harvested crops, but their precursor: fertilizer. Scattered about this Midwest region are fertilizer production and distribution centers that feed the plants that in turn feed the United States. One such facility, which supplies liquid fertilizer to the Corn Belt from western Iowa, impacts nearly every corner of the region.
“I saw tankers from seven different states pull up,” Scott Waste recalled, further saying that the facility was constantly active with both rail tankers and tractor-trailers coming in and taking fertilizer out. It was amidst this constant commotion that NES Spray Foam Insulation, which is owned by Waste, was tasked with insulating one of the largest fertilizer storage tanks in the region.