WestRock Company Produces Sustainable, Innovative Packaging
WestRock has built a strong reputation for sustainable forestry and positive environmental practices and employs approximately 3,500 workers across its nine Virginia facilities, primarily manufacturing paperboard and container board products. The company’s locations throughout the Greater Richmond region remain the center of its consumer packaging business, which represents about half of its $14.5 billion annual revenue. In 2018, WestRock announced plans to invest $248.4 million over a five-year period in its manufacturing operations in the City of Covington, the company’s largest facility in Virginia manufacturing cardboard packaging, and in Alleghany County. These investments will be used to purchase new equipment designed to improve productivity at the paper mill and extruding facility, as well as to increase employee training.