House Commmittee Hears Testimony from Mamtek Lawyer
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House Commmittee Hears Testimony from Mamtek Lawyer

Date: January 19, 2012
By: Andrew Weil
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
After an afternoon of testimony the Chair of a House Committee investigating Mamtek's failed Moberly plant says we now know the general facts.
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Wrap: The committee heard testimony from 3 key witnesses including Mamtek's former patent lawyer and the site consultant who helped the company pick the city of Moberly for their new plant.  

After the hearing ended, Representative Jay Barnes said there were a number of areas where this could have been prevented.

Actuality:  BARNES3.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "Going forward I think there are some easy things we can do to make that happen, but again there's some heavy lifting things and there's some very easy things."

Barnes said moving forward the committee will work on their recommendations to the General Assembly.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil. 

Intro: 
The House Government Oversight Committee heard some key facts about Mamtek's failed Moberly plant.
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Wrap: The House Committee heard testimony from Jeff Wise, who was Mamtek's patent lawyer since 2006.

Wise testified via teleconference from Los Angeles and provided answers explaining his knowledge of Mamtek and their factory in China.

He said he visited the factory multiple times between 2006 and 2009, but didn't know when the factory was in production during that time. 

Committee Chairman Jay Barnes said there were areas where this could have been prevented.

Actuality:  BARNES2.WAV
Run Time:  00:08
Description: "The trick is finding out a policy solution that doesn't throw out good project in the effort of preventing bad projects."

Barnes also said he thinks after today's testimony the committee now has a general idea of all the facts.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.

Intro: 
After a House investigation into Mamtek's failed Moberly plant heard testimony from key witnesses one question remained...would they subpoena, Bruce Cole, the company's C-E-O.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: After hearing testimony from 3 key individuals including Mamtek's former patent lawyer, Representative Jay Barnes said we now have a general idea of all the facts. 

Actuality:  BARNES4.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "Our goal as a legislative committee is to figure out what we can do to prevent this from happening in the future. I'm not sure what exactly Bruce Cole adds to that question."

Barnes also said there were a number of areas where this could have been prevented.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.


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