Ardagh Group has completed the purchase of a facility in Huron, Ohio, which it will convert into a manufacturing plant for recyclable beverage cans and ends.
According to Ardagh, the Huron plant will initially consist of three can production lines, together with ends capacity, and will generate approximately 200 jobs.
The facility will produce beverage cans in multiple sizes for a variety of categories, including sparkling water, soft drinks, teas and alcoholic beverages.
Ardagh estimates that the facility will begin production in late-2021.
Claude Marbach, CEO, Ardagh Metal – Beverage North America, said: “This project forms part of Ardagh’s $1.8 billion 2021-2024 business growth investment program and is being undertaken to meet fast-growing demand as consumers increasingly recognize the environmental and quality advantages of beverage cans.
“Our products deliver high recycle and content rates, which support customer sustainability targets and contribute to a circular economy. And with ideal filling, distribution and retail display economics, beverage cans help build businesses as well. This latest expansion is indicative of Ardagh’s consistent commitment to supporting customer growth.”
The decision to acquire and convert the Huron facility comes months after Ardagh announced that it was increasing the production capacity of its facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi, in response to increased demand for infinitely recyclable beverage cans.
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