Paper plant will have converting and manufacturing capabilities
Published: June 28,2013
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NATCHEZ — Von Drehle Corporation officials say the Natchez plant will be the company’s only “all-under-one-roof” facility.
The Natchez Democrat reports company engineer Tanya Richardson told a local civic club this week that the operation would have pulp converting and paper manufacturing capabilities, the company’s only plant to have both.
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. It has operations in North Carolina, Nevada and Tennessee.
“We have 30 employees, and prior to the shutdown we had 80,” Richardson said. “We have started producing pulp, which put more people back to work.”
The task now, Richardson said, is getting customers back.
“We have to tell the new story, so they have confidence in us and know they can count on us,” she said. “We’re here for the long haul.”
The company will soon install converting equipment, Richardson said, which makes the final product. The equipment will soon install converting equipment, Richardson said, which makes the final product.
The equipment takes the parent rolls, which can be 92 inches in diameter, and rolls them to make a log on a core.
“Imagine a toilet paper roll, but 20-feet long,” Richardson said.
Those rolls go down an assembly line where they are cut and eventually packaged and sold.
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