Atlanta, Georgia based WestRock last week announced plans 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, West- Rock. “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, the plant will replace the company’s existing corrugated operations in Longview. The new plant will be co-located with the Longview paper mill and will increase the integration of the mill’s containerboard.
WestRock has more than 50,000 employees at more than 320 manufacturing facilities, design centers, research labs, and sales offices around the world.