Westrock Coffee Company, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, announced that it held a ceremony in Conway, Arkansas, for its new state-of-the-art ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee roasting facility. When fully operational, the 524,000-square-foot production facility will be the largest ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee roasting facility of its kind, according to Westrock.
Several key company figures attended the event in Conway on 9 November, including the CEO and co-founder of Westrock Coffee, Scott Ford, and Charles Nabholz, chairman emeritus of Nabholz Construction, a multi-service contractor managing the renovations.
It is particularly meaningful to me to have the nation’s largest roasting to ready-to-drink packaging facility in Conway, my hometown. Starting these upgrades marks a significant milestone in our company’s history to further accomplish our mission.Joe Ford, Co-founder and Chairman, Westrock Coffee Company
As an industry leader, Westrock Coffee provides beverage solutions to the most distinguished brands around the world, and this new facility enables us to further our ability to deliver the most innovative solutions to our customers in a variety of formats.Scott Ford, CEO and Co-founder, Westrock Coffee Company
The facility will offer ample space “for the development, production, and distribution of our coffee, tea, and RTD products, including ready-to-drink cans, glass bottles, multi-serve plastic bottles, and bag-in-box (BiB) solutions.” It will also have a product development lab to allow the company to develop, test and produce new products.
Westrock Coffee is one of the leading coffee, tea, flavour, extract and ingredient solutions providers in the United States. The company offers a range of services, including “coffee sourcing, supply chain management, product development, roasting, packaging and distribution for retail, food service, convenience stores and travel centres, consumer packaged goods, non-commercial and hospitality industries around the world.”
Westrock Coffee and Riverview Acquisition Corp formally completed a merger on 29 August. The merger has enabled Westrock Coffee to expand even further into Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and accelerate the development of its RTD production facility.