Ball Announces New Aluminum End Manufacturing Facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Production Scheduled to Begin in Early-2022
January 07, 2021
WESTMINSTER, Colo., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today announced plans to build a new aluminum end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The facility is scheduled to begin production in early-2022 and expand over multiple years to create approximately 200 manufacturing jobs.
"Our new Bowling Green, Kentucky, facility will provide aluminum end supply to Ball's expanding North American network of beverage can manufacturing plants," said Colin Gillis, president, beverage packaging, North & Central America. "Bowling Green will join our industry-leading network of more than 20 North American plants, including two new beverage can manufacturing plants currently under construction in Glendale, Arizona, and Pittston, Pennsylvania, scheduled to start up in early- and mid-2021, respectively. These investments will align our end production with our beverage can capacity investments, and are supported by numerous long-term customer contracts to serve the unprecedented demand for sustainable aluminum packaging while furthering Ball's Drive for 10 vision for long-term success."
The facility will supply infinitely recyclable, lightweight aluminum ends to regional and national customers for growing beverage categories and brands. Ball plans to expand the facility over multiple years through the installation of additional end modules.
Ball chose Bowling Green for its new facility to supply robust Midwestern aluminum beverage packaging growth because of the city's proximity to main distribution routes and existing supply chain partners, the regional labor base and the cooperation of state, regional and local officials. Infinitely recyclable and economically valuable, Ball's aluminum ends, cans, bottles and cups enable a truly circular economy in which materials can be and actually are used again and again. In fact, 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today.
For more information about job opportunities at Ball's planned Bowling Green facility or at other Ball locations, visit Ball's careers site.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 18,300 people worldwide and reported 2019 net sales of $11.5 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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