Due to "a combination of engineering design defects, construction defects, and poor operational control of the ethanol plant facilities, the ethanol plant ran inconsistently with frequent shutdowns and corresponding inconsistent ethanol production until equipment failure resulted in a complete plant shutdown on January 17, 1985."

-- High Plains Corp. (#61), in Wichita, commenting in its 10-K on problems that shut down its only ethanol production plant for a year.