Gov. Jay Nixon visited Mountain Grove yesterday to award 3G Processing company more than $300,000 in Enhanced Enterprise Zone tax credits. The funds will help create 90 jobs in Wright County.
“With 90 local jobs being created, this is great news for the economy of Wright County and the surrounding area,” Gov. Nixon said in a news conference at the facility.
The $300,000 investment will assist the company with a $6 million capital investment, supporting ongoing renovation of a former steel plant and equipment purchases.
3G Processing is owned by the Grisham family, which has operated Grisham Farm Products in the Mountain Grove area since 1994.
The plant will convert more than 1 million pounds of food waste each day - from Grisham Farm Products clients such as Tyson, Con-Agra and General Mills - into animal feed, primarily chicken feed, the release said.
The recycled animal feed will then be marketed back to companies countrywide. Nixon added the the recycling of waste is environmentally process, as it will keep Grisham Farm Products from transporting the waste material to landfills.
The Mountain Grove stop marks another on a job creation tour for Nixon. The governor was in Springfield Nov. 18
to cut the ribbon at the new Expedia Center, which has hired 300 new employees and will bring 200 additional jobs to Springfield.
"Over the past few months, companies both large and small have announced thousands of new jobs in every corner of Missouri, and we will continue to work tirelessly to create jobs and move our economy forward," Nixon said in the release.[[In-content Ad]]