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Ball Corporation Builds Aluminum Can Manufacturing Plant in Pittston, Pennsylvania

12/23/2020
Ball Corporation will build a new U.S. aluminum beverage packaging plant in Pittston, Pennsylvania. The company plans to invest more than $300 million in the facility over multiple years while creating approximately 230 manufacturing jobs.

The company will retrofit a 1,078,799-square-foot industrial building in Jenkins Township to create a multiline sustainable aluminum beverage packaging manufacturing operation. Scheduled to begin production in mid-2021, the plant will supply customers with a portfolio of can sizes to serve the addressable market.

"Our new Pittston plant is Ball's latest investment to serve accelerating demand for our portfolio of infinitely recyclable aluminum containers used in the sparkling water, spiked seltzer, beer and carbonated beverage categories," said Daniel W. Fisher, COO, global beverage packaging. "Pittston will join our industry-leading network of more than 20 North American plants, including a new plant currently under construction in Glendale, Arizona, that is scheduled to start up early in the first quarter of 2021. These investments, supported by numerous long-term customer contracts, will enable us to serve customer and consumer needs for more sustainable beverage packaging while furthering our Drive for 10 vision for long-term success," he added.

As an incentive, in September Ball received a proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for up to $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) funding to be distributed upon the creation of the new jobs, $400,000 in funding for workforce development training, and may be eligible for the Manufacturing Tax Credit Program and a Qualified Manufacturing Deduction.

“Ball Corporation has a longstanding presence in the international marketplace, and Pennsylvania is pleased with the company’s commitment to expand its manufacturing facilities in the northeast,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This project will inject much-needed revenue into the region, create new, high-paying jobs, and provide a lasting impact on the surrounding community.”

The company said it chose Pittston for its new facility because of the existing infrastructure, proximity to main distribution routes, regional labor base, the cooperation of state and local officials during the site selection process and Pennsylvania's focus on sustainable growth.

Ball Corporation supplies 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.

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