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Agri-tech Company Announces Launch of North American Development in Missouri

Northwest Missouri State University CIE welcomes Missouri Moisture Analyzers LLC to Maryville

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Northwest Missouri State University has entered into an agreement with Missouri Moisture Analyzers LLC, the University and company announced today.

Missouri Moisture Analyzers LLC is an agriculture-technology company that builds and calibrates moisture control analyzers used in agriculture production and grain storage. Missouri Moisture Analyzers plans to sell, assemble and maintain equipment and service contracts in the United States, Mexico and Central America.

The CIE and Maryville community offer the expertise and location to help accelerate the company to the marketplace. Under the terms of the agreement, approved by the University’s Board of Regents, Missouri Moisture Analyzers will lease just over 1,000 square feet of space in the CIE. The company is estimated to create seven to nine new jobs the first year.  

“As a company, we were seeking a location in the center of the United States, close to agricultural production throughout North America,” states Henrique da Silva, CEO of Missouri Moisture Analyzers. “The state of Missouri, through the Missouri Partnership and the Kansas City Area Development Council, introduced us to Maryville and the expertise provided by Larry Lee at the CIE and Lee Langerock with Nodaway County Economic Development. The community works as a team, and we are confident that the service provided by that team will make a definite difference in the development of our North American markets.”

Da Silva continues, “Our customer needs are paramount, and we look forward to working with Northwest Missouri State University faculty and students in the further development of customized products.”