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CITY PLAYED ROLE IN WESTROCK EXPANSION

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UPDATED 7:45PM 10/7/16

A Sioux City manufacturer is expanding.

WestRock, which makes paper and packaging products at two Sioux City corrugated manufacturing plants, has announced plans for a nearly $50 million capital investment to expand their south plant and consolidate their operations.

Sioux City Economic Development Director Marty Dougherty says the city has been working with the company for over a year on expansion options:


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The company has manufacturing facilities on Tri-View Avenue and Bridgeport Drive.

WestRock will expand the south plant in Bridgeport Industrial Park by 82,000 square feet

The Tri-View plant would become a warehouse-distribution center.
Dougherty says the expansion is the latest in the ever growing Bridgeport area:


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WestRock has requested support from the City with $1.6 million in tax rebates through TIF over 10 years.

The City Council will be asked to take action on Monday to approve assistance to the company.

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A Sioux City manufacturer is expanding one of its facilities.

WestRock, which makes paper and packaging products at two Sioux City corrugated manufacturing plants, has announced plans for a $48 million capital investment to expand their south plant and consolidate their manufacturing operations.

The company has manufacturing facilities on Tri-View Avenue and Bridgeport Drive.

WestRock will expand the south plant in Bridgeport Industrial Park by 82,000 square feet

Spokesman Chris Augustine says the expansion will allow WestRock to modernize their operations in Sioux City and be more competitive in the industry.

The Tri-View plant would become a warehouse-distribution center.
WestRock has requested support from the City with $1.6 million in tax rebates through TIF over 10 years.

The City Council will be asked to take action on Monday to approve assistance to the company.

Photo by WestRock