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Employees at WestRock told plant to close

| October 16, 2015


COSHOCTON – According to sources, employees at WestRock, the corrugated paper mill that has been in Coshocton since the mid 1800s, were told on Friday morning, Oct. 16 that the plant is to close at the end of November.

Calls to the local plant from The Beacon were referred to corporate officials in Virginia and as of this time have not been returned.

The plant has been through two mergers within the past five years.

“I can confirm that WestRock has made the decision to permanently close the Coshocton mill on Nov. 28, 2015,” said Tucker McNeil, director, corporate communications. “The mill employs 225 people. We pride ourselves on being an efficient producer of containerboard and we are taking this action in order to balance our overall supply with customer orders.”

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