Global manufacturing giant WestRock has just announced plans to spend $47 million on a massive expansion in Catawba County, just north of Charlotte.
The company will be adding 285,000 square feet onto their manufacturing plant in Claremont, NC, which currently manufactures food, foodservice, and beverage packaging. The expansion will be adding 50 new jobs to the region with an average wage of $48,422 per year (higher than Catawba County’s average wage of $43,920).
“North Carolina has proven, yet again, to be the top choice for growing companies,” said Governor Cooper. “Global manufacturers count on a strong workforce to help them meet their growth projections, and we’re pleased with Westrock’s choice of North Carolina’s stable economy, resilient people and premier location.”
Another @CatawbaCounty #EconDev announcement from @NC_Governor Cooper! Packaging manufacturer, @WestRock, is expanding its manufacturing footprint in @ClaremontNC with a $47 million investment and 50 new jobs. #mfghttps://t.co/V7ZjYJDcR7 pic.twitter.com/v2eMyAujih
— N.C. Commerce (@NCCommerce) October 21, 2021
In total, the WestRock Company has over 50,000 employees and more than 300 locations worldwide.