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LSB to build $120 million nitric acid plant in Arkansas

December 5, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY — Chemical manufacturer LSB Industries, Inc. announced Tuesday plans to build a $120 million nitric acid plant in El Dorado, Ark.

The Oklahmoma-based company said it has signed an agreement with Weatherly Inc. for the licensing, engineering and procurement of major manufacturing equipment for the new 1,100 ton per day 65% strength nitric acid plant.

The new plant is expected to be operational by mid-2015.

RELATED: LSB Industries updates status of damaged El Dorado facility

The company also announced the recommencement of operations at its El Dorado sulfuric acid plant. This represents the final phase of repair and production recovery at the facility following a major explosion on May 15, the company said.