WestRock going forward with commercial addition at Joplin plant

One of the largest commercial projects in months drove Joplin building permits in December.

WestRock, a global company that specializes in packaging, filed a permit valued at more than $11 million for a commercial addition to its plant at 4200 E. 32nd St.

The Georgia-based company also announced in December that it had completed its acquisition Grupo Gondi, for $970 million plus the assumption of debt. That acquisition includes four paper mills, nine corrugated packaging plants and six high graphic plants throughout Mexico.

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