Ball Corporation announced plans to build a new aluminium end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, US.
The facility, which will supply infinitely recyclable, lightweight aluminium ends to regional and national customers for growing beverage categories and brands, is scheduled to begin production in early-2022 and expand over multiple years to create approximately 200 manufacturing jobs.
“Our new Bowling Green, Kentucky, facility will provide aluminium end supply to Ball’s expanding North American network of beverage can manufacturing plants,” said Colin Gillis, president, beverage packaging, North & Central America.
“Bowling Green will join our industry-leading network of more than 20 North American plants, including two new beverage can manufacturing plants currently under construction in Glendale, Arizona, and Pittston, Pennsylvania, scheduled to start up in early- and mid-2021, respectively.
“These investments will align our end production with our beverage can capacity investments, and are supported by numerous long-term customer contracts to serve the unprecedented demand for sustainable aluminium packaging while furthering Ball’s Drive for 10 vision for long-term success.”
Ball Corporation, which employs more than 18,300 people worldwide, supplies innovative, sustainable aluminium packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the US government.