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Groundbreaking for the Midwest Fertilizer Plant not far off

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A tentative timeline has been set for the construction of the Midwest Fertilizer Plant and the date for the groundbreaking ceremony is not so far away. 

John Taylor with the Posey County Economic Development Partnership tells us a groundbreaking ceremony should be happening right here on site before the end of the year.

He tells us this ceremony should attract more than 1,000 people from all over the world.

Taylor says the $2.1 million project is the largest single invest from Pakistan the history of the United States and, because of that, he's prepared to expect the unexpected at the groundbreaking ceremony.

"Maybe the state department wants to be involved, the us commerce may want to be involved, even the white house may want to be involved," says Taylor. "We just don't know."

What Taylor does know is the positive impact the plant will have on the economy.  

He says it will effect everyone in the bordering states, in Indiana, and especially in Posey County.

"During the peak season we will have 450 trucks a day coming into the plant leaving the plant that is 450 semi drivers that today may not be working," says Taylor. "Then you are going to have companies out there maintaining the facility itself. that may be another hundred people a day."

Taylor tells us he hopes to have construction start on site in the first quarter of next year. 

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