Mill to be shuttered; nearly 80 workers affected

NATCHEZ — A Natchez plant will shut down operations at its plant near the Natchez-Adams County Port.

The Natchez Democrat reports Mississippi River Pulp (formerly Mississippi River Corporation) will close down its recycled fiber mill effective Oct. 31. The closure, which company officials said is due to lack of demand, will affect 79 hourly and salaried workers.

An employee who asked not to be named told the newspaper workers were told Tuesday their employment — including insurance benefits — would end at the end of the month

MRP vice president for manufacturing Lynn Patt said that the company was still looking for a buyer despite the fact that the mill would be closed.

The plant recycled office paper.

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