Green Plains Ord at Farm Safety Day
On June 4, employees at our Green Plains Ord ethanol plant participated in Farm Safety Day at the Valley County Ag Complex in Ord, Neb. The event, attended by 187 local youth, provided a fun day of learning how to idenifty and deal with the hazards of living in a rural area and how to take responsibility for your own safety. Green Plains Ord participated by preparing and serving lunch.
For more photos, visit our Facebook page.
BlendStar Ethanol Terminal Grand Opening
On Feb. 13, 2013, BlendStar's 96-car unit train ethanol terminal in Birmingham, Ala. celebrated project completion and the beginning of operations with a grand opening and ribbon cutting.
Todd Becker | Green Plains, President and CEO
Steve Bleyl | Green Plains, Executive Vice President of Ethanol Marketing
Paul Melton | BlendStar, General Manager
Mark Bentley | Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, Executive Director
Mahadevan Thantry | BNSF Railway, Manager Ethanol Freight
The terminal is served by the BNSF Railway and has a throughput capacity of 300 million gallons of ethanol annually. It will provide more efficient distribution of ethanol to underserved markets in the southeastern U.S. and provide economic benefits to the Birmingham market.
BlendStar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Plains.
Todd Becker and Mahadevan Thantry cut the ribbon in front of the truck rack at the terminal where trucks come in to load ethanol.
Central City Presented with Award
Our ethanol plant in Central City was a big contributor to the 2012 Nebraska and National Cornhusking Contest. Because of their support, Central City received the Cornhusker Award "for going above and beyond to insure the success of the Hand Cornhusking Contest."
The award was presented by the Central City Area Chamber of Commerce on Jan., 28, 2013.
Congratulations to our Central City crew for all of their hard work in supporting their community!