Baton Rouge based Deltech Corporation bought the former Nissan distributor facility on U.S. Highway 51 north in Durant officially on March 13 from Holmes County for an undisclosed amount, according to county officials. The building and property has been closed since 2008 and has been vandalized many times since, resulting in copper and other materials being stripped from the building. County officials said many renovations will be needed before the building will be presentable for any public viewing. Deltech is labeled as a plastic manufacturer for reusable sports bottles, cups and similar products and will possibly employ up to 100
people. Holmes County Supervisor James Young said it will be good for the county to have the building back on the tax roll. “We got a good deal on the sale of the building because it was debt free,” according to Young. “At first they are going to operate as just distribution, as they move their line in, they’ll be making what they’re distributing.” The new owners are expected to be in the county this week to continue property assessments for renovations, according to Holmes County Administrator Charlie Joiner.

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