WestRock Company begins operationsMeadWestvaco and RockTenn merger completeOn 1 July 2015, WestRock Company announced that it had begun operations following the completion of the combination of MeadWestvaco Corporation and Rock-Tenn Company. WestRock is one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies with US$ 15 billion in annual revenue and 42,000 employees in 30 countries. The headquarter of MeadWestvaco in Virginia, USThe company aspires to be the premier partner and unrivalled provider of paper and packaging solutions in consumer and corrugated markets. It will support customers from approximately 275 operating and business locations around the world, including the most comprehensive substrate offering in the industry and a wide variety of packaging solutions for diverse end markets from food and beverage to personal care and healthcare.
“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, WestRock Company. WestRock will report third quarter earnings after the market close on 29 July 2015.