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POET Biorefining – Preston hires new GM


Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

SIOUX FALLS, SD – POET Biorefining – Preston has announced Chris Hanson as the plant’s new general manager. Hanson previously worked at POET Biorefining – Preston as the technical manager and will now be responsible for overseeing the 46 million-gallon-per-year ethanol production facility.

“I am very excited to begin this new chapter here at POET Biorefining – Preston,” said Hanson. “Since coming to POET, I’ve truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with our team members not only here at Preston, but across the entire POET network. I am proud to be part of a great team that makes a difference in our community and the world.”

Before joining POET in 2005, Hanson held various engineering and operating management positions with US Steel in Northern Minnesota and also served eight years with the Air Force National Guard maintaining F-16 fighter jets. Hanson earned his MBA from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. and his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota – Duluth.

About POET

POET, one of the world’s largest ethanol producers, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. The 25-year-old company has a production capacity in excess of 1.6 billion gallons of ethanol and 9 billion pounds of high-protein animal feed annually from its network of 27 production facilities. POET also operates a pilot-scale cellulosic bio-ethanol plant, which uses corn cobs, leaves, husk and some stalk as feedstock, and expects to commercialize the process in Emmetsburg, Iowa through its joint venture with DSM. For more information, visit http://www.poet.com.

National Trout Center has new program director

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Board of Directors of the National Trout Center has announced that they have selected Richard L. Enochs as the program coordinator for the 2014 season. Mr. Enochs lives in Winona, Minn. with his wife Nancy. Rich is a retired business professi ..... 
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Preston Area Community Foundation dinner, auction to be held March 24

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Area Community Foundation will hold its 8th Annual Dinner, Auction & Celebration on Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Branding Iron Supper Club in Preston, Minn. Social Hour will be hosted from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:30 ..... 
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Fillmore County Physical Therapy Ribbon Cutting

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston Chamber of Commerce members and City Administrator Joe Hoffman welcome Lisa Stensrud and her technician Kristina Ruud with a ribbon cutting at the Fillmore County Physical Therapy open house on December 12, 2013. Pictured from left to right a ..... 
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Preston Emergency Service receives grant from AgStar Fund for Rural America

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Preston Emergency Service through its annual Emergency Response Equipment (EMS) Grant Program. Pres ..... 
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Salvation Army Match

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Help the Salvation Army bell ringing receive up to a $1000 match! Bell Ringing in Preston will be on Friday, December 20 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. this year if you contribute your donation on that day in Preston every dollar that you donate will be ma ..... 
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Give to the Max Day: Presentation of award to Fillmore Central

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Fillmore Central will again be the recipient of the challenge award between the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Spring Valley Community Foundation. The presentation will be on Tuesday, December 3 at the boys basketball game between Fillmo ..... 
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Fillmore SWCD receives dividend from Minnesota counties intergovernmental trust

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. – The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recently received a dividend check in the amount of $4,959.00 from Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT). MCIT is a member service organization that provides 81 ..... 
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Fillmore County Advocates are awarded grant

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to Fillmore County Advocates. Fillmore County Advocates is a non-profit victim services agency that provides advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sex ..... 
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