WestRock Company announced plans today to build a new corrugated box plant in Longview, Washington, to meet the growing demand from WestRock’s regional customers in the Pacific Northwest.
“WestRock’s corrugated packaging business in the Pacific Northwest continues to perform well, with strong relationships with customers in attractive growth markets,” said David B. Sewell, chief executive officer, WestRock. “Our new corrugated packaging plant will enable our team in this region to serve these customers even better in the future, with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will provide new capabilities and efficiencies for our customers.”
The new plant will serve all industry segments and markets in the Pacific Northwest. When completed, this new plant will replace the company’s existing corrugated operations in Longview. The new plant will be co-located with the Longview paper mill operations and will increase the integration of the mill’s containerboard.
WestRock is an American corrugated packaging company which is the 2nd largest American packaging company. It is one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies with US$15 billion in annual revenue and 42,000 employees in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, consolidating offices from Norcross, Georgia and Richmond, Virginia.
WestRock has been doing business and growing its operations in India for more than 20 years. They have a paper mill in Morai making high-quality containerboard and a manufacturing facility in Pune making rigid, humidity resistant corrugated containers for fresh fruits and vegetables, consumer goods, household appliance and pharmaceuticals. They also have a corporate office in Mumbai, serving brand owners across a variety of consumer markets, including Healthcare, Beauty & Personal Care, and Beverage.