Jackson, Miss. (Nov. 12, 2019) – Industrial construction company Great River Industries is expanding its operations in Natchez to accommodate an increase in consumer demand. The project is a $3-million corporate investment and will create 20 jobs.
“Great River Industries’ prime location along the Mississippi River in Natchez allows the company unobstructed port access so its employees can quickly ship products to market, enabling the company to remain competitive in today’s demanding economy,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “I appreciate the Great River team for once again creating jobs for the people of Adams County and for its continued confidence in our strong business environment.”
Great River Industries is a multifaceted company that specializes in fabricated steel plate products, including storage tanks and pressure vessels for industrial process markets. The company also produces ductwork and other major air quality control components for the power and energy industry. Great River Industries last expanded in 2014 by locating its corporate headquarters in Natchez and adding 12,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
“Through the help of the Mississippi Development Authority and Natchez, Inc., Great River Industries, LLC continues to grow and improve our facilities,” said Great River Industries Vice President of Operations Kevin Sullivan. “This latest expansion will create a competitive edge, allowing us to generate more business and growth. We look forward to what is to come.”
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building improvements. Adams County is providing local property tax exemptions.
“Great River Industries’ skilled employees, coupled with Mississippi’s ideal business environment, have enabled the company to achieve its goals in our state while continuing to expand to fulfill a growing demand for its quality products,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “The teamwork of MDA, Natchez, Inc., the Adams County Board of Supervisors and Entergy was instrumental in bringing 20 new career opportunities to Mississippians in Adams County. This latest expansion is an economic development win for the company, local community and local economy, all of which will benefit from this expansion well into the future.”
Great River Industries currently employs 150 workers in Natchez. The company expects to complete its expansion by the third quarter of 2020.
About Mississippi Development Authority:
Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at www.mississippi.org.