Auction proceeds go to Mamtek investors

      COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A bank says that most investors in a failed central Missouri factory project will soon begin receiving small payments.

      Bondholder trustee UMB Bank says in a notice filed this week with federal regulators that checks will go out this week for about 6 cents on every $1 to most people who owned bonds in the failed Mamtek U.S. sucralose factory in Moberly.

      The $2.1 million being distributed represents proceeds of an equipment auction held Oct. 24 and a portion of the remaining reserves.

      The Columbia Daily Tribune reports construction stalled on the plant after a bond payment was missed in August 2011.

      The bank is retaining $1 million to pay future bankruptcy court expenses.


      Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune,