DAWSON (KMHL) – A small town in the region is getting a major boost – thanks to a major investment in a plant that has been shut down for the last seven years.

Cargill is investing $75 million to purchase the former AMPI plant just outside of Dawson. The move is expected to create 90 jobs for the community of just over 1000 people about 40 miles northwest of Marshall.

The company coming in is called Puris, based in Minneapolis.

When operational the plant is expected to extract protein from a component in vegetable-based beef and chicken substitutes.