- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
- Cape man stabbed in head, arm after strip-club incident; skull fractured, police say (6/25/17)3
- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)3
- Annual SEMO District Fair event lineup announced (6/23/17)1
- Oran town board fired officer before hiring him as police chief; city officials say they can't remember reason for firing (6/25/17)2
- Two charged in theft of jewelry from Cape storage facility (6/23/17)1
- Playing with fire (6/25/17)
- Judge denies request to revoke sheriff's bond (6/25/17)3
New business at port
Construction is about to begin on a new corn-milling operation at the Southeast Missouri Port Authority. The $5 million, four-story plant owned by SEMO Milling will produce food-grade corn products.
This will be the first food-producing facility and the eighth business to locate at the port.
The company hopes to begin operating within six months and plans to employ 60 people to begin with. The employees will work in three shifts seven days a week.
The project will include bins for corn, storage tanks for the products and a two-story office building.
The start-up company will produce cornmeal, grits and related products.
Company officials say the quality of the corn grown in Southeast Missouri is among the best in the nation.
The company previously was known as Cape Milling but changed its name when new investors came aboard.
SEMO Milling has a 25-year lease on its land at the port with an option to renew the lease for another 75 years.
The port, Cape Girardeau Area Magnet, the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Scott County Commission are to be applauded for bringing another quality company to the port.
The continuing growth of the port and its infrastructure assures that more businesses will find this an attractive location.