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By Virginia Annable, Hickory Daily Record


Catawba County and Claremont leaders join WestRock Company officials for a ceremonial groundbreaking of the company’s $47 million expansion on Wednesday.  ROBERT C. REED, RECORD

A paper and packaging manufacturer in Claremont held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a $47 million expansion.

WestRock Company plans to expand its manufacturing plant by 285,000 square feet. The project is expected to create 50 new jobs by the end of 2023, according to a news release from WestRock.

The expansion will grow the company’s production of packaging for food, food service and beverage products...



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