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Great River Industries Expands Its Natchez, Mississippi, Manufacturing Campus

Great River Industries, formerly known as Enersteel, is expanding its production center in Natchez, Mississippi, by locating its corporate headquarters there and adding 12,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The project represents a corporate investment of $4 million and will create 25 new jobs.

Great River Industries specializes in fabricated steel plate products that include storage tanks and pressure vessels for industrial process markets. The company will also produce ductwork and other major air quality control components for the power and energy industry.

“We are pleased to be growing in southwest Mississippi again. Great River Industries will continue to bring innovation and competitive manufacturing/fabrication practices to this region, thus supplying high-skilled job availability,” said Great River Industries’ Vice President of Business Development Aaron Shermer. “We will continue to serve a wide variety of industries, including the energy sectors of oil and gas, power, liquefied natural gas, petro-chemical, mining and steel industries. We are responding to our customers’ demands for specialty, large-scale fabrication and field construction. The investment in the current facility is, in part, made possible through collaboration with the Mississippi Development Authority. During planning for the new expansion and all future expansions, Great River Industries will continue collaborating with MDA and as usual, MDA helps makes these decisions to expand more economical to make. The business climate in Mississippi has and continues to be very warm and comfortable.”

“Great River Industries’ decision to expand operations and locate its headquarters in Mississippi demonstrates an investment in the area and its economy, and I appreciate the company for their confidence in our state and in our workforce,” said. Governor Phil Bryant. “Job creation and retention are vital to a healthy economy, and I thank the company for creating new energy-related job opportunities for the residents of southwest Mississippi. I wish the company many years of success in Adams County.”

MDA provided assistance in support of the project for the construction of the new corporate headquarters building and upgrades to the existing facility. Adams County provided assistance for the project, as well.

“We appreciate the team at Great River Industries for choosing to expand and locate its corporate headquarters in Natchez. This project is a testament to the fact that we have a strong, supportive business climate in place to meet companies’ needs,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “MDA is glad to assist this great company as it pursues growth opportunities, and we thank the Adams County Board of Supervisors and our partners at Natchez, Inc. for working with us to make this expansion possible.”


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