Mississippi River Pulp to close Natchez mill

Published 10:27am Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NATCHEZ — Mississippi River Pulp will be shutting down its Natchez mill Oct. 31.

The closure will affect 79 hourly and salaried employees, whose termination goes into effect the day of the closure.

In a news release Wednesday, the company said demand for its recycled fiber products has failed to materialize in a meaningful way since MRP purchased the Natchez mill from Mississippi River Corporation in 2010.

MRP has sought a buyer since the beginning of the year, and Vice President of Manufacturing Lynn Patt said the company’s owners are still speaking with interested groups about the possibility of selling the mill.

MRP is a paper pulp recycling facility.

Before being bought in May 2010, MRP was Mississippi River Corporation, which had filed for bankruptcy in February 2010, citing low demand for its products as one of the factors for bankrupcy.

  • Anonymous

    Well, well, well. An industry has shut down under our New, ” bring back the glory days” city administration. Butch is back in town!!

  • Anonymous

    You are so rude! Or can’t you read? “Before being bought in May 2010, MRP was Mississippi River
    Corporation, which had filed for bankruptcy in February 2010, citing low demand
    for its products as on the factors for bankruptcy.” Was that Middleton’s fault?

  • Anonymous

    Waa waa, waa. Haven.t seen a new industry coming to town since the King took over. All I have seen is more spending, the desire to kick the Cock of the Walk/Old South Trading Post out of the depot(effectively closing 2 businesses) and now this is closing. Where are the Glory Days???

  • Anonymous

    Hey, Kevin. Since when did comments need to have the Moderator read/approve them?? Is it for just certain ones or everyone?

  • Anonymous

    One more nail in the coffin.

  • Anonymous

    Can KIOR use this site and forego the levee construction?

  • Anonymous

    Well, belle…sounds like you are like Obammy: blame the prior administration. SAD.

  • i2bdun

    burnleyc: you know not of which you speak!!! You have nothing to do with that mill or are you in the know of the inner problems so please refrain from your guessing!

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