Ball Corp. has announced plans to build a new US aluminium beverage packaging plant in Pittston, Pennsylvania.
The multi-line beverage packaging plant is scheduled to begin production in mid-2021 and will create some 230 manufacturing jobs. Ball plans to make an initial investment of more than USD300m in its Pittston facility over multiple years. The plant will supply customers with a portfolio of can sizes to serve the addressable market.
Pittston beverage packaging plant to serve growing demand
Ball chose Pittston for its new facility because of the existing infrastructure, proximity to main distribution routes, regional labour base, the cooperation of state and local officials during the site selection process. “Our new Pittston plant is Ball’s latest investment to serve accelerating demand for our portfolio of infinitely recyclable aluminium 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.”
Acquisition of Tubex completed
Only recently Ball has completed the acquisition of Tubex Industria E Comercio de Embalagens Ltda., an impact extruded aluminium aerosol packaging business that includes a manufacturing plant in Itupeva, which is near Sao Paolo, Brazil. Tubex complements Ball’s global aluminium aerosol and slug business in the Americas, Europe and India. The Itupeva plant includes eight extruded aluminium aerosol can lines, and produces personal care packaging for global and local customers in Brazil.