Construction starts on CANPACK can plant


Global packaging manufacturer CANPACK broke ground on its new start-of-the-art aluminium beverage can manufacturing plant in Muncie, Indiana.

The project represents a $380 million investment in Delaware County and the State of Indiana and will employ around 350 people.

The city of Muncie witnessed the ceremony for the new aluminium can factory, which will be managed by Canpack, the subsidiary of Giorgi Global Holding Inc.

Tom Johnson, Regional Manager of US at CANPACK Group said: “The new factory will help meet the demand for more beverage cans in the US.”

The plant is expected to produce around 3.6billion cans per year.

Construction of the 862,000-square-foot facility began this month and plant operation is slated to commence in the fourth quarter of 2022. 

Peter Giorgi, President and CEO of Giorgi Global Holdings, Inc said at the time of the plant’s announcement: “Under Governor Eric Holcomb’s leadership, Indiana has been making record investments in workforce and education, maintaining its fiscal discipline and developing strong and resilient communities.

“We chose to expand here because of Indiana’s strong economy and very business-friendly environment. We thank Gov. Holcomb for his warm welcome.

“In addition to the Governor and his team, we appreciate the responsiveness and commitment of the Delaware County Commissioners, Delaware County Council, Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance, and other local public officials who have welcomed us to the Muncie community and engaged with us to create this growth opportunity for the County.”

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