Canpack announces expansion in US
Canpack has announced that it will build its second US-based, aluminium beverage can body manufacturing plant in Muncie, creating approximately 345 local jobs by 2023.
The proposed project, which represents a $380 million investment in Delaware County and the State of Indiana, with the potential to expand to 425 jobs and $490 million by 2025, will be located on 139 acres of land on the southwest corner of South Cowan and West Fuson Roads in Monroe Township in Muncie. Construction of the 862,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin in mid-2021. Plant operation is slated to commence in the fourth quarter of 2022.
As part of its overall US expansion, Canpack will further increase existing investment by $10 million at its other US-based operation in Olyphant, Pa, to increase its end-making capacity.
Roberto Villaquiran, CEO, Canpack, said: “We are proud to bring to Muncie, Indiana, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility producing aluminium cans, an infinitely recyclable and sustainable product. We look forward to becoming an integral part of the Muncie community and contributing to the remarkable business environment that exists in Indiana.”