Kemira announces $13.9M investment in Aberdeen

May 15, 2014 10:34:13 AM



ABERDEEN -- Chemical company Kemira is investing $13.9 million in an expansion of its dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen, creating six new jobs. 


The announcement came Wednesday a news release from the company and the state of Mississippi. 


The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance in support of the project for railroad improvements that will increase long-term capacity of the plant. The Monroe County Board of Supervisors is providing support in the form of local tax exemptions. 


Kemira Oil & Mining Vice President of Manufacturing Mike Villers says the company is examining the potential for additional product lines in the future. 


Kemira, a Finnish company, purchased the Aberdeen plant from 3F Chemica last July.