CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of nitrogen fertilizer. It owns and operates nitrogen plants and serves agricultural and industrial customers through its distribution system. It operates through following segments: Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, and Other. The Ammonia segment produces anhydrous ammonia, which is company's most concentrated nitrogen fertilizer product as it contains 82% nitrogen. The Granular Urea segment produces granular urea, which contains 46% nitrogen. The UAN segment produces urea ammonium nitrate solution, which is a liquid fertilizer product with a nitrogen content from 28% to 32%, is produced by combining urea and ammonium nitrate. The AN segment produces ammonium nitrate, which is a nitrogen-based product with a nitrogen content between 29% and 35%. The Other segment includes diesel exhaust fluid, nitric acid, urea liquor and aqua ammonia. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Deerfield, IL.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Friday, September 02, 2016
MaxiTRANS make truck trailers, parts and components. In addition to regular truck trailers, they make tipping trailers and are Australia’s largest supplier of refrigerated vans and trailers. 2014 and 2015 were challenging years for MaxiTRANS but in 2016 fortunes started to turn around. Revenue, whilst still well down on 2013 levels, grew by 3% from 2015 and normalised profits increased 27%.
Friday, May 13, 2016
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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
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Wednesday, March 09, 2016
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
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Wednesday, December 02, 2015
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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