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Apache Powder - Mining
Company Name Apache Powder
Category Mining
Year Founded 1920
Country United States (Details)

Company History: The Apache Powder Co. was incorporated on June 11, 1920, by a conglomerate of mining companies in the Southwest as a means of decreasing the excessive market price of explosives. The company became the largest single plant for the manufacture of dynamite in the United States. Located near St. David, the company was heavily involved in supplying explosives to the mining industry.

The extensive operation grew to 140 buildings on more than 700 acres, employing several hundred people and making it one of the largest employers in Southern Arizona. Hilly terrain allowed for a natural separation of operations in explosives manufacture. The dry climate also aided in the production of high-grade powder.

The company was renamed Apache Nitrogen Products Inc. in 1990, reflecting its emphasis on the nation’s mining and agricultural needs.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-10-05 09:30:15. Last edited by gdm on 2018-10-05 09:31:17

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