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Gov. Phil Bryant to be in Natchez for von Drehle announcement

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will be in Natchez Tuesday as part of an economic announcement.

Bryant will be joined by state and local officials and representatives from von Drehle Corp. of Hickory, N.C., which recently bought the former Mississippi River Pulp property.

Plans for the facility will be unveiled at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Von Drehle, which provides paper products to commercial and industrial consumers nationwide, expects to create at least 100 new jobs.

Von Drehle will manufacture paper products formerly produced by Mississippi River Pulp as well as its own product lines.

Von Drehle has operations in North Carolina, Nevada and Tennessee.

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