State Treasurer Clint Zweifel was in town April 8 to present a $38,000 loan to Anderson Engineering Inc., a Springfield-based firm which also has an office in Joplin.
The loan was provided through the Missouri Linked Deposit Program, a state treasury fund that provides low-interest loans to small businesses. Anderson Engineering will use the loan to purchase advanced equipment and software, according to a news release from Zweifel's office.
“Anderson Engineering represents an important part of the Springfield community. It has helped build southwest Missouri’s community centers, transportation infrastructure and churches, all while exporting its abilities to 40 other states,” Zweifel said in the release. “I applaud Anderson Engineering’s commitment to Missouri, to its workers and to moving its business forward.”
The loan, made in partnership with Commerce Bank, saves Anderson Engineering $3,500 in interest costs.
The 49-employee civil engineering and land surveying company was founded in 1954 in Branson, moved to Springfield in 1956 and opened its Joplin office in 1982.
Recent Springfield area projects for Anderson Engineering include:
- the McLane Distribution Center;
- Springfield’s Missouri Department of Transportation Regional Transportation Management Center;
- the Broadway Baptist Church; and
- the O'Reilly Family Event Center.