The Fort Dodge plant, located on 270 acres less than 100 miles northwest of Des Moines, produces ethanol, distillers grains livestock feed and fuel- and feed-grade corn oil. With original startup in September 2005, the plant was acquired by Valero in April 2009. Valero’s Fort Dodge plant was the first of its design to be built for an original production capacity of 110 million gallons per year. Corn is purchased from within 50 miles. 

By the Numbers


In Our Community

Fort Dodge Employees Give Back

Valero Fort Dodge volunteers rehab house

Volunteer Hours

Since 2013, Fort Dodge employees have volunteered more than 11,000 hours to help support local nonprofits.

Valero Texas Open golf ball

Benefiting Children

A total of $313,000 from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children was given to local children's charities since 2013.

Valero Fort Dodge Food Drive Donations

United Way Giving

Since 2013, more than $561,000 contributed to the United Way of Greater Fort Dodge through employee pledges, additional donations and company matches.

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: Troy Shaner