Tom Branhan, Redfield Energy, LLC Chief Executive Officer and Ron Frankenstein, Redfield Energy, LLC Board of Directors Chairman are pleased to announce that Redfield Energy, LLC ethanol plant has reached full production and has shipped their first full truck load of ethanol on May 4, 2007. The first load of Modified Wet Distillers grain was shipped on May 2, 2007.
"This has been a long awaited event not only by our members but for us as well” stated Branhan. “Both the staff at Redfield Energy and Glacial Lakes Energy worked closely together achieving a smooth start up. I want to recognize the employees at RE and GLE for their hard work and dedication.”
According to Branhan start up was a smooth process with minimum issues and credited not only staff but the quality of design and engineering that Fagen, Inc and ICM, Inc have provided this plant.
Ron Frankenstein, RE Board Chairman stated that he is pleased that Redfield Energy is near full production capacity.
“The impact this plant will have on the region and the shareholders of Redfield Energy will be significant because we’ve created another 35 local jobs and provide additional opportunities for farmers/ranchers to market corn,” stated Frankenstein. “Our modern facility and well trained, dedicated employees equip us to be competitive in the ethanol industry. We are proud to be part of the solution to lessen America’s dependence on foreign oil.”
RE is planning a public Grand Opening in August.
Redfield Energy, LLC is a 40 MGPY ethanol production facility north of Redfield, South Dakota. Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC in Watertown, SD is a shareholder and holds the management contract overseeing daily operations.