As confirmed in April, WestRock has now permanently ceased operations at its paper mill in Panama City, Florida.
The mill produced containerboard – primarily heavyweight kraft – and fluff pulp, with a combined annual capacity of 645,000 tons. Select grades of containerboard produced at the mill are now being manufactured at other WestRock facilities.
“A decision to close a facility and impact the lives of our employees is never easy to make,” said David B. Sewell, CEO. “As we close the Panama City mill, we do so with great appreciation for the many contributions of the team there. We are committed to assisting our Panama City team with exploring roles at other WestRock locations and outplacement assistance.”