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WestRock Expanding Lanett, Alabama Operation
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Lanett, Alabama, USA 02 May 2018 -- (From news reports) -- WestRock plans to make several upgrades to its Chambers County facility.

WestRock Co. plans to grow its operations in Lanett by expanding its building, adding new shipping docks, creating more office space and investing in new equipment. It will also build a 375,000-square-foot distribution center on a 30-acre site in Valley Industrial Park to support the Lanett facility.

The move will create as many as 50 new jobs.

"WestRock is a proud member of the Chambers County community, and we appreciate the support of the Alabama Department of Commerce and the Chambers County Development Authority as we increase the scope of our operations in Lanett," said Pete Durette, president of WestRock's Enterprise Solutions. "We look forward to continuing to contribute to Lanett and Chambers County."

In 2017, WestRock Co. stopped manufacturing at its headquarters in Atlanta and transferred some of those operations to its Lanett facility.

"Over the past two decades, WestRock has grown to become a major employer in Lanett and a solid member of the community," said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. "These projects will allow the company to expand its capabilities and continue to grow its presence through new jobs in Chambers County."

WestRock Co. has several facilities located in Alabama including: Athens, Coatopa, Cullman, Cottonton, Demopolis, Eutaw, Huntsville, Montgomery, Newville and Stevenson.

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