Commonwealth Agri-Energy, LLC (CAE) is a corn ethanol plant that is owned by Hopkinsville Elevator, Inc, a grain cooperative formed in 1968 with 3,400 current patron members. CAE was established in 2004 and is located in Hopkinsville, KY adjacent to Hopkinsville Elevator’s Casky grain elevator facility, which is the co-op’s largest grain handling facility. CAE averages 35 employees to support a 24-hr. operation. CAE is a producer of fuel ethanol, beverage and industrial ethanol, and wet and dried distiller’s grains.
Quality Policy Statement:
Quality is important to our business because we value our customers. CAE is continually striving to provide exceptional service and quality products to new and existing customers. We are committed to continuous improvement and have established a Quality Management System which provides a framework for measuring and improving our performance. To adhere to our Quality Management System, all CAE products are manufactured in full compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations. (cGMP) cGMP provides for Adherence to the cGMP regulations assures the identity, strength, quality, and purity of products by requiring that manufacturers adequately control manufacturing operations. This includes establishing strong quality management systems, obtaining appropriate quality raw materials, establishing operating procedures, detecting and investigating product quality deviations, and maintaining reliable testing laboratories. This formal system of controls helps to prevent instances of contamination, mix-ups, deviations, failures, and errors. This assures that products meet their quality standards. In addition, CAE is Kosher Certified and in compliance under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for both Animal Food and Human Food.
We have the following systems and procedures in place to support us and adhere to our Quality Management System.
- Annual cGMP training with staff
- Annual Kosher recertification with OK Kosher
- Timely reanalysis of our Food Safety Plan for both Animal Food and Human Food
- Training and development for our employees
- Regular audit of our internal processes
- Measurable quality objectives (KPI) which reflect our business aims
Our internal procedures are reviewed regularly and are held in a Quality Manual which is made available to all employees.
Mick Henderson, General Manager
Jonathan Stahl, Plant Manager