MPW Earns WestRock Safety Award

Members of WestRock’s Sustainability Leadership Team present WestRock’s Supplier Recognition Award 2023 to South Atlantic District Regional Sales Manager Jason Abernathy (holding the award) and to his right, District Manager Carey Houck.

Paper conglomerate WestRock awarded MPW with its Supplier Recognition Award 2023, Site Service Provider for creating safer work environments for operators. The award was presented during the WestRock Supplier Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, January 23.

“There were only some select suppliers who were invited to this particular supplier forum,” said South Atlantic District Regional Sales Manager Jason Abernathy, who attended the forum with District Manager Carey Houck to receive the award. “It was really just the suppliers who were nominated for awards.” He said Wayne Cameron, WestRock’s senior sourcing manager, nominated MPW for the award.

“WestRock’s purpose is to innovate boldly and lead packaging sustainably,” Cameron said. “To achieve this, we prioritize safety in our work environments.” He said each year the WestRock procurement leadership team reviews supplier innovations to determine its service award winners.

“By adding automation to their provided services, MPW contributes to safer work environments for operators, which is a primary reason MPW was selected to receive a WestRock Service Provider award,” Cameron said.

MPW Industrial Services provides WestRock with high-quality automated waterjet solutions and industrial vacuum service. We also support WestRock’s outages with a variety of projects based on the company’s needs, including the integration of automated tooling. MPW partners with WestRock to improve on-site operations, as well as overall efficiency and productivity.

WestRock is the second largest American packaging company and one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies with $21.3 billion in annual revenue. WestRock employs more than 50,000 team members in more than 300 locations in 30 countries around the world. The company is headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

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