Packaging company Canpack has announced that it will build its second US aluminium beverage can body manufacturing plant in Muncie, Indiana.
The proposed project represents a $380 million investment in Delaware County and the new plant is expected to create around 345 local jobs by 2023.
Canpack plans to begin construction of the 862,000-square-foot facility in mid-2021, and the plant is expected to commence operations in the fourth quarter of next year.
“We are proud to bring to Muncie, Indiana, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility producing aluminum cans, an infinitely recyclable and sustainable product,” said Roberto Villaquiran, CEO of Canpack.
“We look forward to becoming an integral part of the Muncie community and contributing to the remarkable business environment that exists in Indiana.”
James King, president of the Delaware County Commissioners, added: “I’m excited to welcome Canpack and the addition of the excellent-paying jobs that they are bringing to our community.
“The current County Commissioners are committed to making sure that our county’s tax base continues to grow and future generations have a myriad of diversified employment options.”
Canpack broke ground on its first US operation a year ago in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, and says that it will invest a further $10 million to increase its end-making capacity at the site.
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