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Ball Corp. to Build Aluminum Manufacturing Facility

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Ball Corporation will build a new aluminum end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky., to serve its beverage can manufacturing plants. The facility is expected to begin production in early-2022, with further expansions anticipated.

"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, Ariz., and Pittston, Pa, scheduled to start up in early- and mid-2021, respectively,” said Colin Gillis, president, beverage packaging, North & Central America.  “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."

Ball chose Bowling Green for its new facility to supply robust Midwestern aluminum beverage packaging growth because of the city's proximity to main distribution routes and existing supply chain partners, the regional labor base and the cooperation of state, regional and local officials.