Burlington/Wever, December 12, 2017 – Goodwill of the Heartland is the recipient of a generous office furniture donation from Orascom Construction and Iowa Fertilizer Company. The nonprofit organization recently received more than 100,000 pounds of donated items including office chairs, desks, tables, filing cabinets, bookcases and cubicles.

“Iowa Fertilizer Company and Orascom E&C USA are committed to investing in our Iowa community and partnering with organizations such as Goodwill of the Heartland who are working every day to support those in need,” said Nabil Ghantous, Executive Vice President of Orascom E&C USA, INC. (Subsidiary of OCL). “With this latest donation, we hope to provide a wide variety of supplies Iowa families can use and enjoy in the years to come.”

These donations will be sold at Goodwill of the Heartland’s 17 retail stores generating support for its mission and creating positive social and economic impact in the communities it serves.  For a complete list of store locations, visit www.goodwillheartland.org

Goodwill of the Heartland relies on donated goods and retail sales to support its mission of helping people move toward greater independence.  Mindy Kayser, Vice President of Marketing for Goodwill of the Heartland, said, “When people donate and when they shop our stores, they create jobs and other opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to independence.”

She added, “We’re happy to see these items being recycled.  When people support Goodwill in this way, they’re also giving new life to old things and diverting useable goods from area landfills.”

Goodwill accepts large donations of furniture and office items, and in certain circumstances, may be able to assist in the transportation of such donations.  Goodwill also accepts donations of used computers and related technology that is working or broken.  Computer items will either be refurbished and sold in Goodwill’s Reboot store in Iowa City or responsibly recycled in partnership with Dell Reconnect.

Goodwill of the Heartland is currently running low and is in need of household item donations such as small electronics and appliances in good working condition, home décor and furnishings and kitchenware.  A list of acceptable donations can be found on the organization’s website.


About Goodwill of the Heartland

The mission of Goodwill of the Heartland is to advance the social and economic well-being of people who experience barriers to independence.  Goodwill offers life and job skill development, work experience, job placement assistance, day habilitation, supported community living, workforce services to employers and contract manufacturing, assembly and packaging.  In 2016, Goodwill provided nearly 17,000 services to people with barriers in its 19-county service area.  For more information, including retail, donation and service locations, please visit www.goodwillheartland.org or call toll free 1-866-466-7881.

About Orascom E&C USA

Orascom Construction Limited-OCL (NASDAQ Dubai: OC; EGX: ORAS) has announced the start of production and sales at Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo), the first world-scale greenfield nitrogen fertilizer plant to be built in the U.S. in more than 25 years.  The plant has a nameplate capacity of 2,200 metric tons per day (mtpd) of ammonia, 2,200 mtpd of urea synthesis, 1,200 mtpd of granular urea, 4,300 mtpd of urea ammonium nitrate and 900 mtpd of diesel exhaust fluid, with a combined sellable capacity of 1.5 to 2 million metric tons per annum of products.

Orascom is proud have built this challenging, state-of-the-art complex, highlighting the Group’s capability as a major EPC player in this segment in the U.S. and worldwide.  Furthermore, Orascom’s wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, The Weitz Company, expanded its industrial capability through its significant involvement in the project.

About Iowa Fertilizer Company

Iowa Fertilizer Company is a leader in the fertilizer industry. The plant in Wever, Iowa is the first greenfield nitrogen fertilizer facility constructed in the United States in more than 25 years. Utilizing its state-of-the-art production, industry-leading technology, and environmentally sustainable processes, Iowa Fertilizer Company will help provide farmers in Iowa and around the country with a stable, domestic supply of fertilizer. For more information, visit Iowa Fertilizer Company at iowafertilizer.com.

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