PaperAge Magazine

WestRock to Close Corrugated Packaging Plant in Montville, CT

Montville, CT corrugating plant The Montville mill produces about 166,000 tons of corrugated cardboard packaging per year.

Jan. 18, 2016 - The WestRock corrugated packing plant in Uncasville (Montville, Connecticut, USA) will close permanently on Feb. 1, according to a company spokesperson.

Officials from the Georgia-based company informed the 85 local employees that the mill would be closing, WestRock spokesman Tucker McNeil said [on Jan. 13].

"It's about matching our supply and our system to our customers' demands," McNeil said. "We've got a big mill system, and we have to be able to match the entire supply."

The Montville mill, which produces about 166,000 tons of corrugated cardboard packaging per year, temporarily was shut down in October.

It was one of four plants that WestRock, formerly known as RockTenn, was "indefinitely idling” following its purchase of SP Fiber Holdings Inc. in October.

The plant reopened a month later, Montville Mayor Ronald McDaniel said.

McDaniel said the company has not said what it plans to do with the property.

"They can sell it to another entity to run it as a mill, they could take the equipment to another of their mills…” he said. “They have given me no indication of what their plans are.”

The full story is available at: