Built outside Benson as a dynamite factory in 1922, Apache Powder Company supplied explosives to Arizona and New Mexico mines. Today, Apache Nitrogen is a major ammonium nitrate supplier. Ammonium nitrate replaced dynamite around 1955 as the principal explosive used in mining.
There’s a steampunk atmosphere around the plant with all the pipes and motors humming. Decayed remains of original buildings sit at the property’s edge – a dynamite factory ghost town.
We’re producing English and Spanish language informational programs for contractors and vendors. Do’s and don’ts — rules and regulations.
They don’t let just anyone into a bomb factory.