Ball Corporation announces new ends facility

Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation has announced plans to build a new aluminium 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.

Colin Gillis, president, beverage packaging, North & Central America

“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 aluminium 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 aluminium beverage packaging growth because of the city’s proximity to main distribution routes and existing supply chain partners, the regional labour base and the cooperation of state, regional and local officials.

Infinitely recyclable and economically valuable, Ball’s aluminium ends, cans, bottles and cups enable a truly circular economy in which materials can be and actually are used again and again.

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