The Jefferson plant, located on 344 acres about halfway between Madison and Milwaukee, produces ethanol; distillers grains, corn germ and bran syrup mix as livestock feed products; and carbon dioxide captured, sold and purified for carbonated beverages. 

The plant buys corn directly from local farmers within a 40-mile radius – the largest single site consumer of corn in Wisconsin.

By the Numbers

Valero Jefferson Ethanol Plant Infographic

In Our Community

Jefferson Employees Give Back

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 Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Wisconsin, Community Dental Clinic Inc., Fort HealthCare Inc., Jefferson County Christmas Neighbors Inc., Jefferson County Literacy Council, Ready Kids for School, Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills Inc, Tomorrow’s Hope Inc. and Watertown Family Center Inc.

Endangered Peregrine Falcon

Volunteer Hours

Employees and families annually log more than 1,600 volunteer hours, for events including the Chamber of Commerce Beverage Tent, Rainbow Hospice Golf Outing and the Wisconsin Waterfowl Banquet.

Valero volunteers at United Way Day of Caring

United Way Giving

Employee pledges, additional donations and a company match totaled approximately $76,000 in donations to the local United Way for 2019. The plant annually represents more than 31% of donations to the local United Way chapter.

Safety Awards & Honors

Quarterly Valero STAR Metric award for achieving no incidents in five key areas of process safety, reliability, environmental, rail safety, and policy and procedure compliance.

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 Interim Plant Manager: Chris Burki