Rocktenn West Point Mill Day


WHEREAS, RockTenn West Point Mill, the West Point location of one of the country’s largest producers of consumer packaging, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014; and

WHEREAS, the mill produces white top linerboard and recycled medium to create corrugated containerboard, which is used for boxes and other forms of packaging; and

WHEREAS, West Point Mill’s Paper Machine 1 began operations in 1930, Paper Machine 2 in 1964 and Paper Machine 3 in 1985; Paper Machine 3, a three-ply, four-wire configuration, was the first of its kind in the United States; and

WHEREAS, since being acquired by RockTenn in 2011, the West Point Mill has undergone vital upgrades, including a project in 2012 that allows the Mill to use natural gas to generate steam to power operations, saving the Mill over $18 million annually and promoting environmental stewardship; and 

WHEREAS, the 500 employees of West Point Mill are committed to safety, quality, timely delivery and service, reliability, and organizational effectiveness; and

WHEREAS, the West Point Mill has been a cherished part of the community over the past century, employing local families for generations; and

WHEREAS, West Point Mill employees serve their community by volunteering at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, and supporting food drives, children’s clothing and toy drives, and two local animal shelters;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 17, 2014, as ROCKTENN WEST POINT MILL DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.