OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE:LXU) (“LSB” or the “Company”) today announced that its Pryor, Oklahoma chemical facility (“Pryor Facility” or “Pryor”) has resumed production of ammonia on September 23, 2015. On September 3, 2015 the Company announced that Pryor had been taken out of service for unplanned maintenance in early August as a result of mechanical issues that occurred during restart following the facility’s planned annual turnaround, which took place throughout much of July.
LSB estimates that the periods of downtime at Pryor in August and September will reduce third quarter 2015 sales volumes of UAN and ammonia by a total of approximately 35,000 to 40,000 tons and 7,000 to 10,000 tons, respectively, while lowering operating income by a total of approximately $9.5 million to $10.0 million, which includes lost profit, unabsorbed overhead expenses and costs of repair.
About LSB Industries, Inc.
LSB is a manufacturing and marketing company. LSB’s principal business activities consist of the manufacture and sale of chemical products for the agricultural, mining, and industrial markets, and the manufacture and sale of commercial and residential climate control products, such as water source and geothermal heat pumps, hydronic fan coils, modular chillers, large custom air handlers and make-up air units.
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