Contact Information

Mailing Address

PO Box 238, Minden, NE 68959

Physical Address

8450 KAAPA Lane, Minden, NE 68959


Main Phone Number

(308) 743-2217

Main Fax Number

(308) 743-2274

Chief Executive Officer:

Chuck Woodside Chief Executive Officer ext: 3012

Grain Information:

Rick Sorensen Logistics Manager ext: 3013
Blake Beno Merchandising Manager ext: 3021
Candy Jakubowski Merchandiser ext: 6129
Reed Bellamy Merchandiser ext: 3018
DJ Burton Commodity Assistant ext: 250

Financial Information:

Shana Dahlgren Chief Financial Officer ext: 3011
Lee Ann Wilson Controller ext: 3016
Scott Olson Accounting Manager ext: 245
Kimberly Hines 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
Troy Heeren Maintenance Manager ext: 233
Eric Glassmyer Maintenance Coordinator ext: 232

Driving Directions:

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

  • 13 miles south of I-80, (exit 272, Kearney)
  • 2 miles east of Axtell, NE (US 6/34)
  • 9 miles east of Funk, NE (US 6/34)
  • 16 miles east of Holdrege, NE (US 6/34)
  • 7 miles west of Minden, NE (US 6/34)
  • 37 miles west of Hastings, NE (US 6/34)

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.

Our grain receiving hours will be from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., Monday though Friday. Scale tickets will be issued through a ticket return or you may pick them up in the scale office.