WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Claremont. Over the next three years, WestRock is expected to create 50 new jobs and invest a minimum of $47 million to construct and equip a 285,000 square foot expansion of the company’s existing facility. Salaries for the new employees will vary by position, but the new positions will meet Catawba County’s average wage of $43,920.
WestRock is a global manufacturer 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.
WestRock plans to hire a variety of employees for the new manufacturing operation in areas of production (press operations), maintenance, quality, sales/office, and warehouse. Interested applicants can apply for immediate openings by visiting the company’s career website: https://jobs.westrock.com/. Local incentives will be considered for the project at upcoming public hearings by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners and Claremont City Council.
In addition to the City of Claremont and Catawba County, other key partners in the project include the N.C. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Catawba County EDC, Western Piedmont Council of Governments, and Matthews Construction.