MACC Hosts Gov. Nixon's Project Sugar Announcement
MACC hosted Governor Jay Nixon's announcement unveiling Project Sugar, a highly confidential economic development operation in Moberly, on Friday, July 9, 2010. Over 300 state and local officials as well as Moberly Area citizens and business people assembled for the announcement that Mamtek USA will break ground in two weeks on a facility to manufacture their product, Sweet-O®, in Moberly. The company is planning to bring 600 jobs to Moberly with this plant.
According to Mamteck USA, "Sweet-O® Sucralose is a new high quality intense sweetener which is suitable for use in a diverse range of food products from carbonated beverages to baked goods. Sucralose is derived from sugar and is on average 600 times sweeter than sugar. It has taste characteristics which are very similar to sugar."
Dr. Jorgenson welcomed everyone to the ceremony followed by an invocation by Dr. David Fincher, the Vice President of Academics at Central Christian College of the Bible. Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) Chairman Jerry Jeffrey recognized the special guests present and MAEDC President Corey Mehaffy introduced Governor Jay Nixon who unveiled the upcoming Mamtek USA move to Moberly. Mamtek Chairman Bruce Cole spoke about the sense of community and can-do attitude that drew their company to Moberly. He mentioned that a Chinese pharmaceutical company is coming to visit Moberly in two weeks solely based on the good experience that Mamtek has had. Former Missouri Governor Bob Holden spoke as well as Moberly Mayor Bob Riley, who congratulated Moberly on the excellent job everyone involved did in working to get Mamtek to their city in a mere 73 days.
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