Kaspick, (left) managing director, Koch Fertilizer Canada, presents a cheque for $10,000 to Brandon Mayor Shari Decter Hirst (right)

New instrument landing system designed to enhance safetyKoch Fertilizer Canada, ULC has pledged $10,000 to help fund the new Instrument Landing System (ILS) at the Brandon Airport.

The ILS improves the safety of aircraft landing at the Brandon Airport in inclement weather.

“We are committed to improving the quality of life in Brandon,” said Lindsay Kaspick, Koch Fertilizer Canada’s managing director. “The ILS will enhance the airport’s capabilities, including enabling patients to be flown from Brandon to major centers for medical emergencies. We are pleased to support this important and much-needed improvement to the city’s airport.”

The ILS removes barriers to airport usage and may also lead to further opportunities for commercial air service to the area.

“The City of Brandon is delighted to accept this generous donation to the Brandon Airport Landing System,” said Brandon Mayor, Shari Decter Hirst. “Koch Fertilizer is recognized in Brandon as a good solid corporate citizen and this company gives back to the community in many ways, this donation being a huge bonus. Indeed, we are striving for progress with regards to our airport and this brings us one step further to utilizing it to improve the standards and quality of life for residents in Brandon and surrounding area. We are grateful to Koch Fertilizer for supporting our initiative to enhance the airport.”

Mr. Kaspick presented the $10,000 cheque to Mayor Shari Decter Hirst at Brandon City Hall on Thursday, April 7, 2011. 

Koch Fertilizer Canada, ULC owns a fertilizer complex in Brandon, Manitoba, and product distribution terminals in Watson and Tuxford, Saskatchewan, and Oak Bluff, Manitoba. Koch Fertilizer Canada is a subsidiary of Koch Fertilizer, LLC. Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates own or have interests in nitrogen fertilizer plants in the United States, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago. The companies cover global demand through state-of-the-art terminals in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe. The companies have the capability to manufacture, market and distribute more than 10 million metric tons of fertilizer products annually. Koch Fertilizer, LLC is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the largest private companies in the United States. file://www.kochfertilizer.com/ 

For More Information About This Announcement:

Tim Sanderson
Director of Transportation Services
Phone: 204-729-2130
[email protected]
Mary Beth Jarvis
Koch Fertilizer
Phone: 316-828-5756
[email protected]