Soy Manufacturer to Bring New Jobs to Mexico

7 years 6 months 1 week ago Wednesday, February 08 2012 Feb 8, 2012 Wednesday, February 08, 2012 6:49:00 PM CST February 08, 2012 in News
By: Stacey Welsh
loading

MEXICO, Mo. - The Missouri Plant Science Center held a meeting with the Missouri BioScience Industry Council Wednesday. The groups discussed the center's goals and current projects. It will begin manufacturing a Reliv International soy powder product February 16.

Soy Labs employees work at the center. Officials expect the Reliv product to have health benefits, including lowering cholesterol.

Alfredo Galvez discovered the Lunasin soy peptide used in the Reliv product in 1996. Because Galvez is based out of University of California- Berkeley, he conducts research at the MPSC for approximately one week each month.

"Right now I am training technicians on the process of testing Lunasin in soy protein products. That is also helpful for the Reliv product... to show that their product is actually effective, not only for reducing cholesterol and risk for cardiovascular disease, but also for other health benefits," Galvez said.

The MPSC hopes to attract new jobs to the community. Soy Labs hopes to open new manufacturing facilities in the area within the next three years.

"Young companies and new companies can come in, do their research, prove their concepts, take them out into the production facility and perfect the manufacturing processes," Soy Labs representative Tina Van Horn said.

If products like the Reliv soy powder take off, Soy Labs hopes to open four to five new facilities in the 50 acres surrounding the MPSC.

"There are a lot of full and part time jobs that will stem from this one particular project, and that is just one that we have... that we are starting off with," Soy Labs President Ryan Schmidt said. "We anticipate even more in the near future."

Officials expect this to bring about 50 new jobs to Mexico in that time frame. These jobs range from highly trained research professionals to manufacturers who could receive training on the job.

The University of Missouri System, the city of Mexico and the Missouri Technology Corporation own the center. The MPSC also serves as a research facility for University of Missouri students and researchers. Soy Labs hopes to keep more soy researchers in Missouri instead finding jobs out of state.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - All units have left the scene. Earlier, CPD confirmed two men wearing body armor walked into the... More >>
55 minutes ago Thursday, August 22 2019 Aug 22, 2019 Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:54:00 PM CDT August 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates on Thursday sued Missouri's top election official, alleging his actions and state laws denied... More >>
1 hour ago Thursday, August 22 2019 Aug 22, 2019 Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:02:58 PM CDT August 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - MU is offering grief counseling to any student, faculty or staff member after a student died on Wednesday.... More >>
2 hours ago Thursday, August 22 2019 Aug 22, 2019 Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:31:00 PM CDT August 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri and several other states across the country are combating a shortage of veterinarians who are qualified to... More >>
3 hours ago Thursday, August 22 2019 Aug 22, 2019 Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:30:00 PM CDT August 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - After 10 years of MU enrollment hitting historic highs to major drops, downtown businesses have learned to adapt.... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, August 22 2019 Aug 22, 2019 Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:41:00 PM CDT August 22, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Prosecutors filed a charge of making a terrorist threat against a man police arrested for his social... More >>
6 hours ago Thursday, August 22 2019 Aug 22, 2019 Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:43:00 AM CDT August 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A former teacher who worked at the school districts in Fulton and Ashland pleaded guilty in a child... More >>
9 hours ago Thursday, August 22 2019 Aug 22, 2019 Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:14:00 AM CDT August 22, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The MU Police Department responded to a call at around 4 p.m. Wednesday about an unresponsive male... More >>
18 hours ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:05:00 PM CDT August 21, 2019 in News
MORGAN COUNTY - A motorcycle pursuit has Morgan County deputies and Eldon Police looking for a subject. The pursuit... More >>
19 hours ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:57:00 PM CDT August 21, 2019 in News
OSAGE BEACH - An outside education service vendor used by multiple school districts across the state announced it had a... More >>
20 hours ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:51:00 PM CDT August 21, 2019 in News
Farmers in southern Boone County are working together to repair a levee that broke after floods in June. The levee... More >>
21 hours ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:23:00 PM CDT August 21, 2019 in News
VIENNA - The Maries County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate a house fire that they say someone intentionally started... More >>
22 hours ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:59:00 PM CDT August 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA – Students at Columbia College moved into a brand new residence hall Wednesday, the first housing structure built on... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:47:00 PM CDT August 21, 2019 in News
PRAIRIE HOME - The USDA released a weekly crop progress report Monday showing an incline in crop yield, but a... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:45:00 PM CDT August 21, 2019 in News
FULTON -- The Callaway County Humane Society is hoping to see additional funds from the county in its 2020 budget.... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:42:00 PM CDT August 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Governor Mike Parson issued a proclamation Wednesday ordering the state legislature to convene in a special session. ... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:44:00 PM CDT August 21, 2019 in News
FULTON, Mo. - Fulton Police Department said it arrested a man attempting to flee a scene involving firearms. Authorities... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:05:00 AM CDT August 21, 2019 in News
School is starting back up again, but reading might not be the first thing on a child’s mind. A workshop... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:50:00 AM CDT August 21, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 79°
6pm 79°
7pm 78°
8pm 76°
9pm 73°