Submitted by Nassau County
Economic Development Board

July 8, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) announced on July 1st that it has begun operations following the completion of the combination of MeadWestvaco Corporation and RockTenn Company. RockTenn’s Fernandina Beach, Florida plant has been in operation for over 75 years.

West Rock facility in Fernandina Beach, Fl.
WestRock facility in Fernandina Beach, Fl.

WestRock is one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies with $15 billion in annual revenue and 42,000 employees in 30 countries. The company aspires to be the premier partner and unrivaled provider of paper and packaging solutions in consumer and corrugated markets. It will support customers from approximately 275 operating and business locations around the world, including the most comprehensive substrate offering in the industry and a wide variety of packaging solutions for diverse end markets from food and beverage to personal care and healthcare. WestRock will partner closely with customers on everything from beverage packs and pizza boxes to trigger sprayers and fragrance pumps to paperboard used for a wide variety of packaging and shipping containers. WestRock considers itself to be part of their customer’s teams – as they strive for continuous improvement together.

“We are excited about the opportunity we have to win together with our customers, suppliers, shareholders, employees and our communities-all of whom stand to benefit from our expertise in developing and delivering paper and packaging solutions around the world and our determination to exceed customer expectations” said Steve Voorhees, CEO, WestRock Company.


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chuck (@guest_39737)
7 years ago

I hope they have a neighbor-friendly stance on coal shipments by sea to here?

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