UWGP is an LLC taxed as a partnership.  UWGP would not exist without our 900 plus members that provided the $27.5 million in equity between 2001 and 2003.  To date UWGP has distributed $126 million ($4,425/membership unit for members who have been investors since inception) of it's $155 million net earnings to investors.  The majority of our investors not only benefit from the profitability of the company, but also from a vendor/customer relationship as suppliers of our grain or buyers of distillers grains.  Thus nurturing this relationship is a key aspect of our business.