"They are right-sized," Staub said. "You can't run that plant with less people. I don't foresee we would have any fewer employees than they do now."
At full production, the co-op has purchased about 7.5 million bushels of corn annually and produced 21 million gallons of ethanol per year. The Little Falls plant also generates revenue from ethanol co-products, including dried and wet distillers grains, corn oil and syrup.
Green Biologics also chose CMEC from a number of potential alternatives. Stone said his company was attracted by the quality of the facility and the support corn growers and the community have shown for CMEC. He added that is "critically important to us as we will continue to procure locally grown corn from area producers."
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