The Ardagh Olive Branch facility.
Ardagh Group is increasing the production capacity of its facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi, in response to increased demand for infinitely recyclable beverage cans.
According to Ardagh, it will be installing two new high-speed beverage can manufacturing lines at the site. These are expected to begin production by the end of 2020.
The packaging company says that the plant’s new production will initially focus on the Ardagh Sleek line.
“This is one of a number of significant capacity expansion investments we are initiating to meet growing demand, as consumers and customers increasingly recognise the sustainability advantages of beverage cans,” said Claude Marbach, CEO of Ardagh metal – beverage North America.
“Beverage cans deliver high recycled content rates, often driving the effectiveness of municipal recycling systems due to the inherent value of aluminium. And with ideal filling, distribution and retail display economics, beverage cans enable customers to further build their brand and bottom line.”
With the capacity expansion, the Ardagh Olive Branch facility will reportedly be adding more than 80 new staff to its workforce.
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