Ball invests in Red Bull/Rauch project
Ball Corporation is planning to create 220 new jobs in Cabarrus County, by investing $383.8 million to join Red Bull and Rauch’s beverage manufacturing hub in Concord.
“We believed throughout this recruitment that Ball would be the third piece of this historic economic development package and we are delighted it has been confirmed,” said Cabarrus County Governor Roy Cooper. “We’re excited that there will be even more available good paying jobs in the Cabarrus County area.”
With Ball’s commitment, the three companies at the new beverage manufacturing hub will create more than 600 jobs and an investment exceeding $1 billion by 2027.
“The beverage manufacturing campus in Cabarrus County is now a billion-dollar operation with the addition of Ball,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “This is a powerful illustration of the opportunities and confidence that growing companies have in North Carolina’s resilient economy, robust infrastructure and diverse manufacturing workforce.”
“This is an exciting expansion for Cabarrus County,” said N.C. Senator Paul Newton. “We are eager to add another global company to such a creative and historic project at the Concord super site and provide a workforce that is ready to get to work.”
In addition to the N.C. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Community College System, North Carolina Railroad Company, Cabarrus County, Cabarrus Economic Development, the City of Concord, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, and Duke Energy.