Sadly, last week brought about the news that the headquarters for Aventine Renewable Energy in Pekin, IL will be moving out of Illinois to Texas. Aventine is a leading producer and marketer of ethanol and related by-products.
Early reports indicate that the move has been brought about simply because the top executives for the company reside in Dallas.
Aventine has its roots in sugar beet processing in Pekin, extending more than 100 years to the 1890's.
You can read more in the Chicago Tribune.
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