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KEOKUK (KWWL) -- Roquette America Inc. plans a $27 million remodeling project at a feed house at its corn wet milling plant in Keokuk.

The Iowa Department of Economic Development awarded the company tax benefits of about $2.5 million on Thursday to support the project.

The feed house is the same building responsible for a $1 million fine the company paid in February. The feed house, where animal feed is made from byproducts of corn processing, was cited for exceeding air pollution emission limits.

Roquette agreed to modernize the feed house.

Roquette manufactures a variety of corn starches, starch derivatives and corn syrup at its Keokuk plant, which has about 500 employees.

Roquette America is a subsidiary of the privately held Roquette Freres, headquartered in Lestrem, France.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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