Cary McMillan

RockTenn, owner of West Point paper mill, to merge with MeadWestvaco

RockTenn, owner of West Point paper mill, to merge with MeadWestvaco

WEST POINT — Still reeling from RockTenn Co.'s announcement Monday that it would be merging with Richmond-based packaging company MeadWestvaco Corp. to create a $16 billion global packaging company, town officials and employees at RockTenn's West Point paper mill say they are optimistic about the plant's future.

Robin Keegan, director of corporate communications with RockTenn, said while it's too early to announce how the companies' integration will directly affect the West Point facility, the new company's first step will be organizing leadership. 

“There are strategic benefits and growth opportunities that come with the merger,” she said. “We understand (how the...

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