Big crowd attends VeraSun ribbon cutting, open house

Gov. Dave HeinemanAn estimated 250  people attended the ribbon cutting and open house for the new VeraSun Energy biorefinery in Albion last Thursday, May 29.

The event was held at the Boone County Fairgrounds event center and included tours of the plant.

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman gave the keynote address. Other guest speakers included Don Endres, VeraSun president and CEO; Brian Jennings of the American Coalition for Ethanol; Todd Sneller, administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board; Randy Urmacher, president of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association; Boone County Commission Chairman Hank Thieman, Tim Kayton, a charter member of the Boone County Development Agency, and Albion Mayor Jim Jarecki.

Read More in the Albion News Print Edition & Special Section this week.