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Von Drehle Begins Construction On $100 Million Advanced Paper Machine Facility In Natchez, Mississippi

Von Drehle, a paper products supplier to commercial and industrial users nationwide, started construction on its $100 million future paper machine facility in Natchez, Mississippi.

The firm acquired the former Mississippi River Pulp facility and will purchase new converting equipment and install a paper machine. The project represents an estimated $100 million corporate investment and will create at least 100 jobs in Adams County, with the potential to increase to 150 when completed.

“We look forward to bringing NTT tissue technology here to Natchez. This machine will be capable of producing 30,000 tons annually, and it will be the first paper machine with this type of advanced technology in North America,” said von Drehle President/CEO Randy Bergman. “We would like to thank the city of Natchez and state leaders for their assistance in moving this project forward.”

The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for the construction of an access road to the new facility. In addition, Adams County provided assistance in the form of tax abatements.

“Today is an exciting day for the city of Natchez and Adams County, and MDA is proud to have provided assistance as von Drehle prepares to begin construction of its new paper machine facility,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “We congratulate von Drehle on this exciting event, as well as our partners at Natchez, Inc. and Adams County who worked to bring this great company to our state.”


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