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WestRock investing $248.4 million in Southwest Virginia operations

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Atlanta-based WestRock Co. is investing $248.4 million in its Covington and Alleghany County plants.

The paper and packaging products company will invest in new equipment and increase employee training.

WestRock will receive funding from the Virginia Jobs Investment to retrain 60 existing employees on the new equipment. Gov. Ralph Northam approved a $2 million performance-based grant from the Virginia Investment Partnership program, an incentive available to existing companies. WestRock also will be eligible to receive

Sales and Use Tax Exemptions on manufacturing equipment.

Virginia competed against several states for the project.




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