WestRock plant closure to impact 100 workers in Pee Dee

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DILLON COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – A WestRock plant located in Dillon County will cease operations at the end of November, according to corporate officials.

WestRock Director of Corporate Communications Chris Augustine says the facility’s closure will impact about 100 employees. Employees were notified of the decision on Tuesday.

The facility, itself, is expected to close by December 31. Augustine said high fixed operating costs at the Latta facility made it difficult to make products that were competitive in cost.

According to its website, WestRock specializes in paper and packaging products. It has more than 250 facilities worldwide.