Robby Johnson, APR
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
- Press Releases
- WestRock in the News
March 20, 2023
Ground Breaking on New Corrugated Box Plant for WestRock in Southwest Washington
ElmTree Funds, JB2 Partners and National Design-Builder Clayco Break Ground on New Corrugated Box Plant for WestRock in Longview, Washington.
March 10, 2023
Barron’s Recognizes WestRock as One of 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies
WestRock, a leading provider of sustainable paper and packaging solutions, has been included in Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies list, recognizing the company’s continued commitment to sustainability and driving a more circular economy.
December 2, 2022
WestRock Acquisition of Grupo Gondi Complete
WestRock today announced it has completed the acquisition of the remaining interest in Grupo Gondi for $970 million plus the assumption of debt.
October 28, 2022
WestRock Acknowledged for Innovative Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council 2022
WestRock earned six awards for packaging design excellence during the 79th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Council and held October 26 in Austin, Texas.
October 24, 2022
WestRock Showcases Automated Packaging Machinery at Pack Expo International 2022
WestRock is showcasing four packaging machines alongside its sustainable packaging solutions at this year’s PACK EXPO® International trade show.
September 19, 2022
HP PageWide Digital Press to Expand WestRock Printing Capabilities
WestRock has acquired an HP PageWide T1190 Press to complement and expand its portfolio of unmatched corrugated printing capabilities.
WestRock in the News
February 27, 2023
Arbor Day Foundation and Trees Atlanta Bring Together Corporate, Local Resources for Planting Event
A tree planting event was held to honor John Lewis’ legacy and add to the flowering forest that is growing in his memory in Atlanta, Georgia. Trees Atlanta, along with other Atlanta-based organizations, hosted the annual community planting event with support from the Arbor Day Foundation and its corporate partners WestRock, International Paper, and UPS.
January 18, 2023
At WestRock, Innovation Unites Growth Strategy with Sustainability
WestRock head of strategy and sustainability Alpa Sutaria seeks growth opportunities by partnering with customers on new products that drive their market and sustainability goals
June 8, 2022
Can You Recycle Pizza Boxes? The Answer Might Surprise You
WestRock's study found that the strength of the recycled material degrades when the cardboard is 20% grease by weight. They partnered with Domino's to make the process easy for everyone: Go to their website and plug in your ZIP code, and the site will tell you if your local recycling center accepts pizza boxes.
June 7, 2022
Produce Packaging Ripe for Innovation
Produce companies partner with WestRock’s EverGrow Fiber-Based Produce Packaging Collection, specifically its auto-erect carriers made of 24-pt coated natural kraft for plums, pears, nectarines, peaches, and grapes.
May 12, 2022
WestRock Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report and Announces Validated Science-Based Target for Greenhouse Gas Reductions
(Press release) WestRock announced the publication of WestRock’s 2021 Sustainability Report, detailing the comprehensive efforts the company is making for, and with, customers to imagine and deliver on the promise of a sustainable future.
April 25, 2022
State Farm Arena becomes worlds first sports and entertainment venue to receive
WestRock and other businesses were integral in helping State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, earn the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Platinum certification from the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the world's leading sustainability and health certification and credentialing body.