Atlanta-based containerboard and packaging producer WestRock has announced plans to build a new corrugated box plant in Longview, Washington, to meet what the company says is growing demand from its regional customers in the Pacific Northwest.
According to WestRock, the new facility will serve all industry segments and markets in the Pacific Northwest and, when completed, 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’s corrugated packaging business in the Pacific Northwest continues to perform well with strong relationships with customers in attractive growth markets,” says CEO David B. Sewell. “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.”