Ball Corporation will develop a new aluminum end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the company reported on Thursday. The facility will begin production in early-2022 and expand over multiple years to create approximately 200 manufacturing jobs.
"Our new Bowling Green, Kentucky, facility will provide aluminum end supply to Ball's expanding North American network of beverage can manufacturing plants," said Colin Gillis, president, beverage packaging, North & Central America.
Ball’s new facility will supply infinitely recyclable, lightweight aluminum ends to customers for growing beverage categories and brands. Ball plans to expand the facility over multiple years through the installation of additional end modules.
Bowling Green is in close proximity to main distribution routes and existing supply chain partners, the regional labor base and the cooperation of state, regional and local officials.
"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 aluminum packaging while furthering Ball's Drive for 10 vision for long-term success," Gillis added.
In Aug. 2020, Ball announced the five aluminum packaging plants with the most significant operational and social sustainability improvements in 2019.
The selected plants include progress across the areas with the most significant sustainability impact across Ball’s operations such as safety, energy, water and waste, as well as the promotion of aluminum packaging’s sustainability credentials and engagement in their local communities.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 18,300 people worldwide and reported 2019 net sales of $11.5 billion.