Ball to lay off nearly 100 workers as part of St Paul closure

Ball Corporation will close its aluminium beverage can plant in St Paul, Minnesota and lay off close to 100 workers.

The company announced in August that it was ceasing production at two plants in North America, with the other being in Phoenix, Arizona.

These announcements were made in their Q2 2022 results and were said to be in response to a deceleration in customer demand.

On Monday, Ball informed the State of Minnesota of the impending layoffs and the permanent closure of its Rexam Beverage Can Company facility in the state.

The layoffs are anticipated to begin on February 8, 2023.

In its notice to the state, the company is blaming “inflation-related expenses and a decrease in customer/consumer demand for beverage cans” for its decision.

The plants that Ball are closing are 50 years old and are not as efficient as newly built aluminium beverage can plants.

It bought the St Paul site as part of a $6billion acquisition back in 2016.

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