8-K 1 a8-kremarch2020reducedprod.htm 8-K RE MARCH 2020 REDUCED PRODUCTION Document


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 18, 2020
CARDINAL ETHANOL, LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Indiana
000-53036
20-2327916
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
1554 N. County Road 600 E, Union City, IN
47390
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
(765)-964-3137
(Registrant's telephone number)

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Item 8.01 Other Events

Cardinal Ethanol, LLC (the "Company") has been operating at an ethanol production rate of approximately 140 million gallons annually which is approximately 40% above the nameplate capacity for the plant.  The Company has decided to reduce its ethanol production rate by approximately 20% for the foreseeable future.  The Company believes that this reduction is warranted due to current unfavorable operating conditions in the ethanol industry and a slowdown in global and regional economic activity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic that have contributed to negative operating margins.  Limiting ethanol production is expected to result in a corresponding decrease in distillers grains and corn oil production.

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
CARDINAL ETHANOL, LLC
 
 
Date: March 18, 2020
/s/ William Dartt
 
William Dartt, Chief Financial Officer
 
(Principal Financial Officer)