The Arkansas-based coffee roaster says the move will bring its head office operations closer to its Little Rock roastery, better serve customers and provide an enhanced workplace environment
Westrock Coffee became a public company in August 2022 | Photo credit: Westrock Coffee
Westrock Coffee has moved into a new 50,000sq ft headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas.
In a press release Westrock said its new offices will enable head staff to work in closer proximity to other Westrock Coffee facilities in the Pulaski and Faulkner counties, including its roasting and manufacturing site.
“We are thrilled to move into our new office and to be located in such a central and growing part of the city. The new location offers us the opportunity to best serve our customers, collaborate with our partners, and provide an enhanced work environment for our employees,” said Scott Ford, CEO, Westrock Coffee.
The headquarter relocation coincides with a period of growth for Westrock Coffee.
The coffee roaster, which became a public company in August 2022, is currently upgrading its new roasting to ready-to-drink (RTD) facility in Conway, Arkansas.
Once fully operational in 2024, the 524,000sq ft facility will be the largest roasting to RTD operation of its kind, supported by a new distribution centre.
Additionally, in March 2023, Westrock Coffee acquired California-based coffee roaster Bixby Roasting Co. in a bid to enhance its omni-channel marketing and tap into the under-30s market for specialty coffee.
Westrock Coffee’s new headquarters was selected in partnership with First Security Bancorp, an Arkansas-based financial services holding company which purchased the office building complex in December 2022. Westrock will occupy the 3rd and 4th floors of the N. Rodney Parham Rd office space.
“Both First Security Bancorp and Westrock Coffee share a commitment to excellence to the central Arkansas business community, and we’ll share even closer proximity with this move. We’re thrilled to play a part in Westrock Coffee’s expansion and to help them expand their footprint here in Little Rock,” said Reynie Rutledge, Chairman, First Security Bank.