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Rock-Tenn merge leads to WestRock

Rock-Tenn and another paper and packaging company have completed a merger, creating a new company.
According to a press release received Tuesday, WestRock Company has begun operations with the completion of the merger of MeadWestvaco Corporation and Rock-Tenn Company.
According to a WestRock spokesman, no changes are planned at the Demopolis plant in the near future.
“It’s business as usual at this point,” said WestRock Director of Communications Tucker McNeil. “There is still a lot of work to be done, but we expect to continue doing what these companies have been so good at doing for a long time. There will be no changes in the near term.”
The newly formed WestRock will be one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies with $15 billion in annual revenue and 42,000 employees in 30 countries, according to the press release. It will support customers from approximately 275 operating and business locations around the world.
“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 of the WestRock Company.