January 2,2006 - Posted at 1:08 p.m. CST
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. - Construction crews will start building a new corn-milling plant at the Southeast Missouri Port Authority.
Port executive director Dan Overbey says the plant will include a two-story office building, a milling area and facilities to store corn.Company officials say they signed a 25-year lease at the port to take advantage of its rail, truck and barge shipping options. The company also benefited from a 500-thousand dollar state transportation grant. Part of the grant helped pay for street and rail improvements to service the new business.