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Hampton Alternative Energy Products, recently held their ground breaking ceremony on a new electric generation plant in Triplett Missouri. Jimmy Daniels, Secretary/Treasurer of the Hampton Corporation said that manure will be collected from 2,400 head of cattle and made into methane gas which will be captured and run through a generator set to produce electricity. The electricity will be used to power the Hampton operation with excess electricity being sold to Kansas City Power and Light. The process will also produce a byproduct similar to peat moss which will be marketed. The project involves a $4.5 million dollar investment and is expected to create six new FTE jobs over the next four years. Daniels added, “The project will help the environment and we just think it’s the right thing to do.”
According to Corey Mehaffy, President of Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation, the Hampton project is very exciting for Chariton County. Mehaffy said, “This is exactly the type of project the Commissioners and MAEDC envisioned for the County when we established our partnership in 2009. This is one of the first projects of this type in Missouri, and Chariton county is leading the way.”
Mehaffy added, “One of our first tasks in our efforts in Chariton County was to establish a County-wide Enhanced Enterprise Zone in an effort to both attract new business investment to the County as well as encourage existing businesses to expand their operations. The Hampton project is the first to receive benefit under the EEZ program in Chariton County and I am excited about the activity we are experiencing in the County.” Chariton County Presiding Commissioner Tony McCollum added, “The Hampton project is an example of the importance of having an active economic development effort for the County as well as having key economic development tools like the EEZ in the toolbox. This is yet another example of growth that can occur when the public and private sectors work together to create new investment.”
The Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation works in Randolph and Chariton County and is a leader in Economic Development in Missouri.