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Ball Corporation Expands Its Columbus, Ohio, Packaging Center

Ball Corporation, one of the largest food, aerosol and beverage can manufacturers in North America, will invest about $15 million to add 80,000 square feet to its existing food and household products packaging facility in Columbus, Ohio. The firm plans to add 50 new associates as a result of the project.

Founded in 1880, Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies. The additional space in Columbus will be used to install three new manufacturing lines, which will cut and coat steel coils for food and aerosol cans.

“After more than 30 years in the Columbus Region, we look forward to continuing to grow our presence here,” said Jim Peterson, COO, Global Metal Food & Household Products Packaging. “Columbus’ exceptional workforce, strategic location and strong state and local economic development partners all played a role in our decision to invest in this plant.”

“We’re delighted to see Ball Corporation, an industry renowned company with a long history in the Columbus Region, investing and growing its business in our city,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. “Ball’s choice to expand in Columbus is a testament to our world-class resources, as well as our well-established manufacturing industry.”

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