Governor Phil Bryant, local leaders and officials from ISA Tan Tec announced that the company is locating its first U.S. tannery operations in Vicksburg, Miss. The project, which will be known as Mississippi TanTec Leather, Inc., represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and will create 366 new jobs.

The company will locate in the former CalsonicKansei factory in the Ceres Research & Industrial Interplex in eastern Warren County.

"We've been able to attract this world class manufacturer to Vicksburg because of the economic environment, business environment and the political environment," said Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, at a Monday press conference to welcome TanTec to the city. "We are so fortunate to have them."

German-owned TanTec is recognized by the world's top footwear brands as a supplier of premium quality leathers. TanTec supplies leathers to globally-recognized footwear brands such as Timberland, Wolverine, Deckers, Clarks, Merrell, Sperry, Rockport, The North Face, Keen, New Balance and others. The company ISA TanTec currently has operations in Vietnam and China.

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