Ball announces new US beverage can plant in Pennsylvania
Ball Corporation has announced its plan to build a new US aluminium beverage packaging plant in Pittston, Pennsylvania. The multi-line plant is scheduled to begin production in mid-2021 and will create approximately 230 manufacturing jobs.
“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 while furthering our Drive for 10 vision for long-term success.”
Ball plans to make an initial investment of more than $300 million in its Pittston facility over multiple years. The plant will supply customers with a portfolio of can sizes to serve the addressable market.
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 and Pennsylvania’s focus on sustainable growth. Infinitely recyclable and economically valuable, Ball’s aluminum cans, bottles and cups enable a truly circular economy in which materials can be and actually are used again and again.
For more information about job opportunities at Ball’s planned Pittston plant or at other Ball locations, visit Ball’s careers site.