Ball Corporation has announced plans to inaugurate a new aluminium beverage packaging plant in Pennsylvania, as it aims to meet increasing demand.
The company plans to make an initial investment of more than $300 million in the facility over multiple years.
Located in Pittston, Pennsylvania, the plant is scheduled to begin production in mid-2021 and is said to create approximately 230 manufacturing jobs.
Described as a “multi-line plant”, Ball says the US facility will supply customers with a portfolio of can sizes to serve the addressable market.
“Our new Pittston plant is Ball’s latest investment to serve accelerating demand for our portfolio of infinitely recyclable aluminium containers used in the sparkling water, spiked seltzer, beer and carbonated beverage categories,” said Daniel Fisher, COO of global beverage packaging at Ball Corporation.
The news comes shortly after Ball announced plans to build its first dedicated aluminium cups manufacturing facility in Georgia, following a $200 million investment. Ball Aluminum Cups were first made available through a limited pilot programme in September 2019 and the company has since named Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions as its partner for the retail launch of the cup.
Fisher added: “Pittston will join our industry-leading network of more than 20 North American plants, including a new plant currently under construction in Glendale, Arizona, that is scheduled to start up early in the first quarter of 2021.
“These investments, supported by numerous long-term customer contracts, will enable us to serve customer and consumer needs for more sustainable beverage packaging while furthering our Drive for 10 vision for long-term success.”
Earlier this year, Ball Corporation signed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs), in a bid to achieve and maintain 100% renewable energy in Europe.
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