Lexie Grisham, left, and son, Richard, talk about plans at 3G Processing as Gov. Jay Nixon looks at a sample of oil that will be extracted from food waste at the Mountain Grove plant.

A new Mountain Grove business will create 90 new jobs and create $6 million in capital investment, Gov. Jay Nixon announced last week.

Nixon was in Mountain Grove to announce Missouri has awarded $305,907 in Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) tax credits to 3G Processing, the company that will process food waste into animal feed. It is completely renovating a former steel plant and purchasing new equipment for its facility.

“With 90 local jobs being created, this is great news for the economy of Wright County and the surrounding area,” Nixon said in a news conference at the newly renovated facility. “From day one, my administration’s top priority has been creating jobs and getting Missourians back to work. 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.”

3G Processing is owned by the Grisham family, which also has operated Grisham Farm Products in the Mountain Grove area since 1994. 3G Processing will be taking in more than one million pounds of food waste each day from some of Grisham Farm Products’ biggest clients, including Tyson, Con-Agra and General Mills. The company will transport the material to its operation in Mountain Grove, where it will be recycled primarily into chicken feed.

Feed products produced by 3G Processing will be marketed back to food companies across the country. 3G’s transport of excess food waste material from the clients of Grisham Farm Products will save the companies the annual cost of transporting the material to landfills. The governor said the recycling of waste by 3G is also environmentally friendly, keeping the material from otherwise going into landfills.

 

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