208 Illinois Street
P.O. Box 428
Delhi, LA 71232
September 3, 2002
Agrico Sales Inc.
PO Box 9297
Bridge City, LA 70096
I wanted to write this letter to say “Thanks” for the recent job Agrico Sales did for my company. Our major expansion including two (2) 105’ dia 500,000 bu bins with a 20,000 bu/hr filling drag and a 20,000 bu/hr unloading belt went together very quickly and with no major problems. We started talking on March 15th and you brought up a proposal on March 19th . We made our trade on April 2nd and your Superintendent Kevin McKean was on the job April 17th along with your concrete crew and excavator. The bin erection crew started as your concrete crew was finishing the first bin and finished the erection of both bins in less than a month.
Your Vice President of Construction, David Weeks, came up to help Kevin on May 8th. The millwright crew showed up after the second bin was erected and started assembling the catwalks and conveyors. Brent McPhail, your electrical superintendent, started working on the job on July 5th and the job was substantially complete and we paid you for it on August 8th. You left Bill Remmenga and his millwright crew to make sure everything worked smoothly well into harvest. He and Brent went the extra mile to make this job work efficiently and safely in the future.
I know this tight schedule could not have been accomplished without your experienced superintendents and crews who really knew what they were doing.
I really appreciate Agrico’s efforts to build us a “first class facility” and know we will be proud of it for years to come. We will certainly give you every consideration when we build again and highly recommend your company for similar construction projects.
Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
April 29, 1994
Mr. Frank Kelly
Bridge City, LA 70096
wanted to drop you a note of thanks for the great pictures of
the Myrtle Grove facility, with "enhancements". It is a
suitable culmination and memento to the Project.
important, I want to thank you on behalf of Ferruzzi Trading
U.S.A. for the work, efforts and accomplishments of Agrico
Sales in the completion of the project. The completed work was
of high quality and occurred with a highly effective
quality/cost efficiency relationship. However, we anticipated
this from a firm such as yours.
not anticipated, and proved to be an impressive and pleasant
surprise, was Agrico Sales' ability to accomplish the work
with such a minimum disruption to the operations of the
facility, and our business. As I'm sure you know, the
operational demands of our business created several scheduling
disruptions on the Project. The ability of Agrico Sales to
creatively overcome these obstacles greatly enhanced the
benefit, by reducing our opportunity costs of curtailed
capacity during construction. Separately, some of the further
improvement ideas that you furnished (e.g. the new turn head),
have accelerated the payback of the overall
As a last
comment; even at times of difficulty and stress, which no
major project is without, I was never aware of an instance
where your team did not exhibit the highest level of
cooperation and professionalism. Please convey our
appreciation to them all, particularly their
know if I personally will ever be in a position of influence
in selecting or recommending a firm to perform similar
project/construction activities in the future. If so however,
Agrico Sales will be a serious contender.
Dan B. Couture
CII Carbon, LLC.
St. Bernard Highway
Chalmette, LA 70043
MARCH 8, 1992
To Whom It May Concern
Sales Inc. was awarded a six million dollar contract in August
of 1991 by Chalmette Terminal, Inc. To construct a
dock/terminal to handle 400,000 tons per year of petroleum
coke for CII Carbon, LLC. The terminal included a river dock
for receiving raw material (green coke) and shipping finished
product (calcined coke), a 15,000 ton green storage building,
4200' of conveyors, and five calcined coke storage bins of
10,000 ton capacity each.
project was completed on budget and 80 days early. Agrico
earned a completion bonus by working from daylight to dark 6
days per week for six months.
dedication and experience of Agrico's management and key
superintendents was evident throughout the project. Much of
the construction was performed without the aid of detailed
prints and specific contract language detailing equipment to
be included. Agrico built the system, going well beyond the
terms of the contract on many occasions at no additional
costs. They were determined to satisfy our needs and to
provide CTI with a system that "worked". "Extras" were held to
less than 3% of the contract amount.
the management of Agrico to be honest and sincere and
dedicated to building a reputation for quality work in the New
Orleans Area as they have done in the Midwest.
years experience as a project engineer and plant manager, I do
not hesitate to recommend their work to others.
PRODUCERS OF KAISER