Sweetener maker to open facility in Moberly

Friday, July 9, 2010 | 12:41 p.m. CDT

MOBERLY — A company that makes artificial sweetener plans to open a production facility in Moberly with the help of about $54 million of state and local incentives.

Mamtek International, which is based in Hong Kong, makes a sucralose sweetener sold under the name Sweet-O.

The Moberly Monitor-Index says the company plans to hire 312 workers during the next 18 months.

Gov. Jay Nixon said Friday that the plant could eventually have 612 employees.

Mamtek is getting $17.6 million of state incentives, including $14.4 million of tax credits.

The city of Moberly is providing an additional $37 million in bond sales.

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