WestRock breaks ground in Pleasant Prairie, WI

WestRock announced in January 2024 that it would begin building a new corrugated box plant in Pleasant Prairie to meet growing demand from customers in the Great Lakes region. In the last week, the company has now cut ground at the facility, where it is set to build a 580,000 sq ft plant.

“WestRock’s new corrugated converting facility in Pleasant Prairie will use state-of-the-art automation and enhanced capabilities to improve product quality and customer satisfaction,” said David B. Sewell, CEO, WestRock. “Efficient manufacturing operations generate less waste and reduce energy consumption, contributing to sustainability and further solidifying WestRock’s position as the supplier of choice.”

The logistics park was previously home to a power plant and sits adjacent to substations that can deliver unrivaled power capacity and provide freshwater service from Lake Michigan. “We are pleased that WestRock is entrusting Dermody Properties to build its advanced manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin,” said Neal Driscoll, Midwest Region Partner, Dermody Properties. “We could not have scripted a better partner to kick off the park, and we look forward to working closely with WestRock and the Village of Pleasant Prairie to complete what we believe will be a best-in-class project.”

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