0001140361-17-007143.txt : 20170214 0001140361-17-007143.hdr.sgml : 20170214 20170214151738 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001140361-17-007143 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13G PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20170214 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20170214 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Renewable Energy Group, Inc. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001463258 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMICALS [2860] IRS NUMBER: 264785427 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-86604 FILM NUMBER: 17607771 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 416 S. BELL AVENUE CITY: AMES STATE: IA ZIP: 50010 BUSINESS PHONE: 515-239-8000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 416 S. BELL AVENUE CITY: AMES STATE: IA ZIP: 50010 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: REG Newco, Inc. DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20090501 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: TOWLE & CO CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001224014 IRS NUMBER: 431238562 FISCAL YEAR END: 0903 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13G BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1610 DES PERES ROAD STREET 2: SUITE 250 CITY: ST. LOUIS STATE: MO ZIP: 63131 BUSINESS PHONE: 3148220204 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1610 DES PERES ROAD STREET 2: SUITE 250 CITY: ST. LOUIS STATE: MO ZIP: 63131 SC 13G 1 formsc13g.htm TOWLE & CO SC 13G 12-31-2016 (RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP, INC.)

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. ________)*

Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
 
Common Stock
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
75972a301
(CUSIP Number)
 
Christopher D. Towle
 Towle & Co.
1610 Des Peres Road, Suite 250, St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 822-0204
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
 
December 31, 2016
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

  Rule 13d-1(b)
  Rule 13d-1(c)
  Rule 13d-1(d)

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).


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1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
 
 
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 
 
Towle & Co.
43-1238562
 
 
 
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
   
(a)
   
(b)
 
 
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
 
Missouri
 
 
 
 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
 
1,981,357
 
 
 
 
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
1,981,357
 
 
 
 
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
 
1,981,357
 
 
 
 
10
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
 
 
5.14%
 
 
 
 
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
IA
 
 
 
 



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Item 1.
 
 
(a)
Name of Issuer
Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
     
 
(b)
Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices
416 S. Bell Ave.
P.O. Box 888
Ames, IA  50010
     
Item 2.
 
 
(a)
Name of Person Filing
Towle & Co.
     
 
(b)
Address of the Principal Office or, if none, residence
1610 Des Peres Road, Suite 250
St. Louis, MO 63131
     
 
(c)
Citizenship
Missouri Corporation
     
 
(d)
Title of Class of Securities
Common Stock
     
 
(e)
CUSIP Number
75972a301
     

Item 3.  If this statement is filed pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:
 
 
(a)
Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
       
 
(b)
Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
       
 
(c)
Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
       
 
(d)
Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
       
 
(e)
An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
       
 
(f)
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
       
 
(g)
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
       
 
(h)
A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);
       
 
(i)
A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
       
 
(j)
Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
       


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Item 4.  Ownership.

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.
 
 
(a)
 
Amount beneficially owned: 1,981,357
         
 
(b)
 
Percent of class:  5.14%
         
 
(c)
 
Number of shares as to which the person has:
         
     
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote  1,981,357
         
     
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote  0
         
     
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of  1,981,357
         
     
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of 0
         
Instruction. For computations regarding securities which represent a right to acquire an underlying security see §240.13d-3(d)(1).

Item 5.  Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following

Instruction. Dissolution of a group requires a response to this item.

Not Applicable

Item 6.  Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

Not Applicable

Item 7.  Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company.

Not Applicable

Item 8.  Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

Not applicable

Item 9.  Notice of Dissolution of Group.

Not Applicable

Item 10.  Certification.
 
     
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect. 

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After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
 
2/14/2017
 
Date
   
 
/s/ Christopher D. Towle
 
Signature
   
 
Christopher D. Towle/President
 
Name/Title