Thu January 9, 2014

New Cargill Windsor Plant Means Fort Collins Facility Relocation

Lost in the announcement of a new Cargill steel processing plant in Windsor Colorado, company officials say an existing depot will be closed and its employees moved to the new location.

The announced facility, the company’s 8th U.S. steel processing plant, will be in Windsor's Great Western Industrial Park. It will supply steel for tanks and ancillary equipment for the oil and gas industry, as well as other customers.

"We operate a depot faculty in the Fort Collins area that will be relocating as we construct this facility,” said Dathan Dunn, business development manager with Cargill Metals. “We will move those operations into Windsor, so we already have some employees in that market. And they will be retained.”

An additional 25 new jobs will be created at the factory over the next three years, and Dunn said additional people will be relocated from within Cargill Metals’ other locations across the country.

The Windsor plant, which will be fully operational by the end of 2014 and operated by Cargill Metals Supply Chain, will shorten the steel supply line for the region’s burgeoning oil and gas industry. 

“One of the driving factors in the decision to locate in Windsor was the proximity to our customers, and being able to provide them with more value,” Dunn said.

Cargill first opened the Fort Collins distribution depot in Colorado in 2011 by retrofitting a 18,000-square-foot leased facility.