Natchez, Miss. (February 10, 2015) – Officials from resource recovery company Delta-Energy Group, LLC announced today the company is locating operations in the former International Paper facility in Natchez, Miss. The project represents a corporate investment of $45 million and will create 91 new jobs.
From its Natchez location, wholly owned subsidiary Delta-Energy Natchez, LLC will use its proprietary process to reclaim from purchased feedstock derived from scrap tires products such as carbon solids and hydrocarbon liquids with no waste. The company will sell the carbon product for use in rubber compounds and the liquids into the chemicals business.
“I appreciate the team at Delta Energy for choosing to locate its tire recycling operations in Natchez and for creating so many new jobs for the area’s residents,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “Additionally, I thank the company for taking a proactive stance in the preservation of our environment, and I look forward to watching the company thrive in Adams County.”
“We are pleased to bring to commercial scale our technology development efforts of more than ten years in a community and State which demonstrate support for business innovation and real leadership in providing training skills development for its citizens. We are proud to call Natchez home and expect to accomplish great things together.” Paul Lee, CEO of Delta Energy. Having Delta Energy’s technology present in the Adams County area leads to added growth and sustainability to our area.
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of Adams County efforts to attract the project by funding rebuild of a rail spur serving the site.
“MDA is glad to have the resources in place to assist companies as they expand or locate in the state, and we are proud to welcome our newest business partner – Delta-Energy Group – to Southwest Mississippi,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “We thank our partners at Natchez, Inc. and Adams County for their efforts in bringing Delta Energy to our state.”
Delta-Energy Group began as project of the RJ Lee Group, a premier materials science company of 250 individuals specializing in developing materials science technologies that solve tough scientific issues. Through its patented DEPolymerization™ process, Delta-Energy perfected a means to recover D-E Black® carbon solids products with properties comparable to thermal and furnace carbon blacks. Delta’s technical achievement has been recognized by the international consulting firm Frost and Sullivan by presentation of the North American Resource Recovery Technology Innovation Award. For more information, visit www.deltaenergy.com.
About Natchez, Inc.
Natchez Inc. is Natchez and Adams County’s lead economic and community development agency. Our staff is engaged in providing services to businesses, communities and the workforce in the region. Our mission is to serve existing and new businesses and industries – all with the goal of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of area residents. For more information, visit Natchez, Inc. website at www.natchezinc.com.