WestRock to Open Cutting-Edge Converting Facility in Southeastern Wisconsin; Company to Make Investment in Pleasant Prairie, WI

WestRock Company, a leading sustainable paper and packaging solutions provider, today announced plans to build an advanced corrugated converting facility in Pleasant Prairie.
The state-of-the-art facility will be located at the LogistiCenter at Pleasant Prairie. Construction is planned to begin in 2024.

WestRock provides innovative and sustainable paper-based packaging solutions across multiple sectors including consumer products, food and beverage, healthcare, e-commerce, industrial products, and more.

“We’re confident that expanding our presence in an area of demand like the Great Lakes will enhance our ability to serve our customers in this important region,” said David B. Sewell, chief executive officer, WestRock.

“WestRock’s decision to move to Pleasant Prairie is a win for Wisconsin and for our state’s paper industry,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the state’s leading economic development organization. “WestRock’s innovative, sustainable approach to manufacturing offers the kind of leadership that will continue to move this vital sector of our economy forward.”

The project’s Pleasant Prairie site, previously a We Energies Power Plant, was successfully acquired by the development company, Dermody Properties, in September 2023. In collaboration with the Village, the site is undergoing a comprehensive redevelopment to bring about transformative changes.

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