Ferus Vice President for External Affairs Joe Ladouceur says they look at several different locations to build on but Jenkins seemed to make the most sense.
"We know a lot of our customers have operations proximal to the area so we looked around and we found this location would be ideal for us to produce liquid nitrogen and deliver it to our customers." says Ladouceur.
The plant actually takes the air we breathe and cools and compresses it to make liquid nitrogen; what we use in gas wells. Ferus is capable of producing 300 tons of liquid nitrogen per day which is stored in large units at the plant.
"We can take it from that storage and transport it into our equipment and we go right to the well sights for our customers." says plant manager, Joe Harris.
The plant has created 33 jobs so far and officials with Ferus say they expect that number to grow.
"We anticipate that number to grow as we continue to expand our operations and develop the plant." Ladouceur adds.
Harris says if the company is successful they may possibly expand the Jenkins plant or open another plant in the area which would open up even more jobs and benefit the local economy.
The plant is located right outside of Jenkins in the Gateway Industrial Park.