von Drehle Corp., earlier this week, announced it locating manufacturing operations in Natchez, Miss.
The company, which provides paper products to commercial and industrial consumers, will create at least 100 new jobs.
von Drehle has acquired the former Mississippi River Pulp facility, which closed its doors in November 2012. von Drehle will manufacture paper products formerly produced by Mississippi River Pulp, as well as its own product lines.
“We believe the people, community and state are a good fit for von Drehle and we appreciate their support throughout this process," said Randy Bergman, chief operating officer of the von Drehle Corp.
Established in 1974, von Drehle maintains manufacturing operations in North Carolina, Nevada and Tennessee. The Hickory, N.C.-based company sells towel, tissue and dispenser products to industrial, commercial and institutional distributors, contract cleaners and building-maintenance service providers.
The Mississippi Development Authority assisted von Drehle with this project, providing guidance on available tax incentives.
To date in 2013, the Mississippi Development Authority has assisted with business location and expansion projects that have resulted in the announcement of 760 new jobs and nearly $58 million in private sector investment.