REG Holds Ribbon Cutting for Wisconsin Plant

Joanna Schroeder

REG leaders along with state and local leaders broke ground on upgrades at REG Madison. Pictured from Left to Right: Brian Coker, Plant Manager, REG Madison; Guy Gryphan, Executive Director, DeForest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce; Raymond Richie, Director, Strategic Planning & Analysis, REG; Jeff Lyon, Wisconsin Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; Daniel Oh, President & CEO, REG; Brad Albin, Vice President, Manufacturing, REG; Wisconsin State Representative Keith Ripp; Bruce Lutes, General Manager, REG Madison; Natalie Merrill, Chief of Staff & Vice President, REG. (Photo: Renewable Energy Group, Inc.)

REG leaders along with state and local leaders broke ground on upgrades at REG Madison. Pictured from Left to Right: Brian Coker, Plant Manager, REG Madison; Guy Gryphan, Executive Director, DeForest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce; Raymond Richie, Director, Strategic Planning & Analysis, REG; Jeff Lyon, Wisconsin Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; Daniel Oh, President & CEO, REG; Brad Albin, Vice President, Manufacturing, REG; Wisconsin State Representative Keith Ripp; Bruce Lutes, General Manager, REG Madison; Natalie Merrill, Chief of Staff & Vice President, REG. (Photo: Renewable Energy Group, Inc.)

The Renewable Energy Group (REG) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the formal opening of its biodiesel plant in Madison Wisconsin. The facility, REG Madison, received upgrades prior to its reopening. The facility was formerly owned by Sanimax Energy.

“We are dedicated to producing cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and this celebration is another example of our commitment to environmental stewardship and energy security,” said REG President & CEO Daniel Oh. “We are proud to be in the DeForest community and look forward to growing here.”

The event also served as a groundbreaking for approximately $7 million of additional investment into the biorefinery. The upgrades include process improvements, a dedicated entrance for the plant, additional biodiesel storage and locker rooms for the team.

“These upgrades will allow the plant to run more efficiently and optimize our production and logistics capabilities,” added Brad Albin, Vice President, Manufacturing.

DeForest business leaders expressed thanks for the Company’s commitment to the area. “We are happy to welcome REG to the community and are excited that REG is investing in the plant and in the community,” said Jeff Miller, Village of DeForest Trustee. “We look forward to a positive and growing partnership with REG.”

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