Crown Holdings has announced that it will build a new beverage can manufacturing facility in Kentucky to support increased demand for beverage cans in North America.
Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky Transpark, the state-of-the-art plant will span 327,000 square-feet.
The facility will supply beverage cans to companies serving a variety of categories including sparkling water, energy drinks, carbonated soft drinks, teas, nutritional beverages, hard seltzers, craft beers and cocktails.
“Beverage can growth in North America is being driven by the growing proportion of new products being introduced in cans versus other packaging, as both customers and consumers recognise the inherent portability, durability and sustainability of the beverage can,” said Timothy Donahue, president and CEO of Crown Holdings.
Donahue added: “This new facility demonstrates Crown’s commitment to support its customers in meeting this growing demand. On behalf of Crown, I would like to thank our many partners for their enthusiasm and responsiveness in this initiative, including Governor Beshear, the city of Bowling Green, the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, Warren County, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Warren Rural Electrical Cooperative Corporation.”
According to Crown, the new plant is expected to create 126 jobs.
The new facility is expected to begin operations in the second quarter of 2021.
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