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Anheuser-Busch to expand production capacity at Missouri can facility

02/22/2012
Anheuser-Busch will increase production capacity at its metal container facility in Arnold, Missouri, a city of almost 20,000 residents in the southeastern part of the state.

Anheuser-Busch's investment is estimated between $70 and $80 million.

The container plant produces aluminum cans for Anheuser-Busch. The plant is operated by Metal Container Corporation, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch. The facility also produces cans and lids for U.S. soft drink companies,

Approximately 100,000 square feet will be added to the warehouse and production areas. Metal Container plans to add 20 more employees at its plant.

"The expansion of our Arnold facility is one more example of our company's dedication to the state, contributing to the economic stability of the region," said Luiz Edmond, president of Anheuser-Busch InBev North America.

Incentives that made facility expansion Jefferson County attractive included a property tax abatement program from the city of Arnold and Jefferson County. Another incentive included a bond program that provides incentives for a variety of industrial projects. Missouri Quality Jobs, state Department of Economic Development's program, also contributed incentives to this project.

In 2010 and 2011, more than $5 million was spent to modernize the Arnold can plant, which improved efficiencies and reduced its environmental impact.

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