1995 National Winner

Cottonwood Coop Oil Company - Cottonwood, MN

With its wonderous lakes and breathtaking scenery, it's not a surprise that Cottonwood Coop Oil Co., of Cottonwood, Minn. Makes environmental stewardship a top priority at the business. Cottonwood does everything possible to preserve the environment according to Roger Breyfogle, agronomy manager. The Coop implemented a five-year development plan which began a list of many additions and environmental improvements for the facility.

The staff wanted to update its facility to ensure the newest precautions and concerns, according to Breyfogle.

"We knew if we were going to be in the process of making our facility environmentally sound for the future we needed to start from scratch," he says.