Last week, RockTenn hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of a pipeline supplying natural gas to its mill in West Point, Va.
RockTenn and Virginia Natural Gas collaborated with Dominion Virginia Power, New Kent County, King William County and the Town of West Point to ensure the project was a success.
The 11-mile pipeline will run along Dominion Virginia Power’s right-of-way and connect Virginia Natural Gas' line in New Kent County to the West Point Mill.
RockTenn is also investing in its West Point Mill to make the facility more efficient and reduce emissions, lessening the mill’s carbon footprint.
The West Point Mill produces containerboard used in the company’s consumer packaging products. In operation since 1914, the mill is the region’s largest employer with a workforce of 550. RockTenn operates facilities across the Commonwealth, including a mill in Hopewell and a converting plant in Henrico County, Va.
The natural gas pipeline represents a significant improvement in infrastructure, positioning the region for additional growth.
Virginia is home to more than 6,000 manufacturing establishments. To find out why manufacturers have invested more than $13.8 billion in the Commonwealth over the last decade, click here.
Carrie Roth (center), Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade, is joined by company, local and regional officials at the RockTenn West Point Mill ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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