KAAPA Ethanol, LLC

Our grain receiving hours are from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.   We load out wet distillers grain 24/7/365

Contact Information

Mailing Address

PO Box 238
Minden, NE 68959

Main Phone Number

(308) 743-2217

Physical Address

8450 KAAPA Lane
Minden, NE 68959

Main Fax Number

(308) 743-2274

Chief Executive Officer:

Chuck Woodside Chief Executive Officer ext: 3012

Grain Information:

Blake Beno Merchandising Manager ext: 3021
Rick Sorensen Logistics Manager ext: 3013
Candy Jakubowski Merchandiser ext: 6129
Jane Fecht Merchandiser ext: 3020
Cole Lambrecht Merchandiser ext: 3026
Lindsey Ahrens Commodity Assistant ext: 250

Financial Information:

Shana Dahlgren Chief Financial Officer ext: 3011
Lee Ann Wilson Controller ext: 3016
CheriLea Sechtem Accounting Manager ext: 245
Joan Potts Accountant ext: 225
Kristi Carlson Accounting Assistant ext: 221

Employment Information:

Jena Johnson HR Administrator ext: 3014

Plant Information:

Tony Beam Plant Manager ext: 222
Tim Vogt Environmental & Safety Manager ext: 231
Randie May Safety & Receiving Administrator ext: 235
Rick Thaden Lab Manager ext: 234
Troy Anderson Production Manager ext: 237
Robert Williams Maintenance Manager ext: 233
Eric Glassmyer Maintenance Coordinator ext: 232

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    KAAPA Ethanol, LLC is located just south of the intersection of NE-44 and US 6/34.

    • Minden to Kearney – 15 miles North
    • Minden to Ravenna  - 47 miles North
    • Minden to Elm Creek – 33 miles Northwest

    Please enter from the east side of the plant off of 26 Road onto KAAPA Lane. We ask all visitors to park in the parking lot and enter the main office from the east side. All grain trucks must stop at the probe for sampling and wait for the speaker to tell you when to approach the scale. Grain trucks will weigh in front of the scale office. Use the north scale to weigh in and the south scale to weigh out. For additional information call: (308) 743-2217.

    KAAPA Ethanol Holdings, LLC

    15 South Central Avenue
    PO Box 2318
    Kearney, NE 68847

    (308) 455-4190

    KAAPA Ethanol, LLC

    8450 KAAPA Lane
    PO Box 238
    Minden, NE 68959

    (308) 743-2217

    KAAPA Ethanol Ravenna, LLC

    35955 Navaho Road
    PO Box 85
    Ravenna, NE 68869

    (308) 452-3900

    KAAPA Grains, LLC

    4270 Turkey Creek Road
    PO Box 589
    Elm Creek, NE 68836

    (308) 856-4643

    • COVID-19

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    • Distillers Hours

      Minden - 24/7/365

      Ravenna - Wet and Dry Distillers 6:00am-6:00pm

    • Please Note:

      Until further notice, all Grain checks will be mailed upon settlement.  No checks are available for pickup at the offices in an effort to maintain personal separation.  Questions, please call 308-455-4195.  Grain receiving and WGDS loading will continue as normal.   We appreciate your patience.

    • Grain Receiving Hours

      Elm Creek 

      Harvest Hours - Monday-Saturday  7:30am-7pm  Sunday noon-6pm


      Harvest Hours - Monday-Saturday  7:30am-7pm  Sunday noon-6pm


      Harvest Hours - Monday-Saturday 7:30am-7pm   Sunday noon-6pm


      Subject to change due to weather.

    • New Office Location

      15 South Central Ave., Kearney NE

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    • Flooded Grain

      We cannot accept any flood damaged grain at any of our locations.

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