Little Sioux Corn Processors Celebrates Start of Ethanol Plant

Open House Includes Ribbon-cutting, Plant Tours, Lunch and Keynote Speaker
By | August 01, 2003
Little Sioux Corn Processors (LSCP) celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony among other events in Marcus, Iowa, on July 26.

Marcus Mayor Darrel Downs and neighboring Cleghorn, Iowa, Mayor Mick Wetherell cut the ribbon together on one of the hottest days of the year, said Verdell Johnson, a director at LSCP.

Approximately 1,800 people enjoyed plant tours and lunch served by the Cherokee County Cattleman's Association and Cherokee County Pork Producers. Keynote speakers included Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Ron Lamberty, interim executive director of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE).

The 40-mmgy dry-mill plant was designed and built by Fagen Inc. and utilizes an ICM Inc. process technology. It began production on April 3, and employs about 31 people, according to Johnson. The plant is located between Marcus and Cleghorn and is expected to produce about 128,000 tons of distillers grains per year. EP