The Bluffton plant, located on 422 acres about 30 miles south of Fort Wayne, produces ethanol, distillers grains livestock feed and fuel- and feed-grade corn oil. With original startup in September 2008, the plant was acquired by Valero in November 2018. 

The plant buys corn directly from local farmers.

By the Numbers


In Our Community

Bluffton Employees Give Back

Valero Bluffton Volunteers

Volunteer Hours

Employees and families annually volunteer in a number of community activities, such as with Feeding Tomorrow’s Youth/Backpack program and Wells County community gardens. 

Valero Texas Open golf ball

Benefiting Children

In 2019, the plant distributed $35,000 from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children to local charities nominated by employees, including SCAN Inc., YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne and Youth Opportunity Center Inc.

Valero Bluffton volunteers donate food

United Way Giving

In the plant's first-ever campaign in 2019, employee pledges surpassed $34,000, with additional donations and a company match projected to bring total donations to approximately $52,000. Among Valero's ethanol plants, Bluffton placed fourth in highest percent pledged to goal, of 127.45%.

Local Information

Farmers Work Hard to Produce and Harvest Corn

At Valero, we work hard to maximize the value of U.S. corn production by connecting farmers to premium markets across the globe.

Contact Us Plant Manager: Justin Moen