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A fertilizer plant will give Borger an economic boom

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Borger, TX - Agrium's expansion on a new fertilizer plant is giving some people high hopes. 

Plant manager, Rod Oglesby says economic conditions has helped their business over past years. 

And now that Agrium's business is booming, officials with the plant say they see an economic boost on the rise. 

"Just the contractors alone coming into the area to construct the facility will be great for the community. You're looking on average of 500 contractors a day," said Oglesby. 

And those contractors are already there and more are expected to come. 

"At the peak, we will have 1,500 contractors out here."

And over the course of two years, will help the City of Borger bring in more money. 

"That's quite an infusion of jobs of money for the local area," said Oglesby. 

Which is making several local business owners in the area very happy. 

Shawna Lamb owns a boutique shop on Main Street and says she has already seen some new faces. 

"They've been looking for clothing and antiques," said Lamb. 

She also says they've brought in some of their family members from other places to check out the area. 

"I think it's exciting for all of us down here on Main Street," said Lamb.