WestRock Company, a global manufacturer of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, will create 50 new jobs in Catawba County.
The company will invest more than $47 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Claremont.
Headquartered in Atlanta, WestRock is a provider of paper and packaging solutions with over 50,000 employees and more than 300 locations worldwide.
The facility in Claremont is part of the company’s consumer packaging business and manufactures food, foodservice, and beverage packaging for some of the world’s leading brands. This expansion includes a new building that will add 285,000 square feet to the current manufacturing footprint.
A performance-based grant of $125,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with WestRock’s expansion in North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
Joining the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina were key partners in the project that included the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Community College System, Catawba County, Catawba County Economic Development Corporation, Western Piedmont Council of Governments and the City of Claremont.