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Let’s can hunger

During Ball Corporation’s 2015 “Let’s Can Hunger” food drive, the company’s North American employees donated more than 170,000 pounds of canned food and raised more than $215,000 in monetary contributions.

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Trading update from Ball

Ball has released a trading update for Q1 2015. Highlights from the update include: • First quarter comparable earnings per diluted share of 69 cents vs. 81 cents in 2014, including 7 cents per diluted share for unfavorable currency effects in the quarter • Multiple growth capital projects underway to benefit 2016 and beyond • […]

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Ball to produce beverage can ends in Poland

Ball has announced that it will expand capacity for ends at its existing plant in Lublin, Poland. The facility was built in 2008 and was originally constructed to produce metal beverage cans, but the investment was suspended following the economic downturn. “With the growing demand for beverage cans in Europe, the Lublin facility provides us […]

Ball’s R. David Hoover Sustainability Awards

Ball is honouring seven of its 58 global manufacturing plants with the R. David Hoover Sustainability Award for making a substantial impact toward Ball’s sustainability goals, both inside the plant and within their communities, in 2014. The annual award recognises one plant in each region of Ball’s global beverage can business and its global food […]

New Mexican plant for Ball

Ball has announced plans to build a two-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico. This location will start up in the first half of 2016 and produce multiple can sizes. The majority of the capacity is contracted under a long-term agreement. “The demand for standard and specialty metal beer packaging continues to grow, and […]

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Ball second request from FTC

Ball has today announced that it has received a Request for Additional Information, or “second request,” from the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The request is in connection with the FTC’s review of Ball’s recommended offer to acquire Rexam PLC.and is a standard part of the […]

Euro CanTech Day Two

The second day of presentations was set in motion this morning by John Revess of Rexam. The delegation were no doubt interested to hear if he would discuss the potential takeover by Ball, and whilst this was mention briefly in the beginning, the main body of his presentation was devoted to his specialist area of […]

MetalMatters campaign in Wrexham

Wrexham Council has become the 50th local authority to benefit from MetalMatters, the industry-funded communications campaign to increase household recycling of metal packaging. It is the fourth campaign the programme has run in partnership with Waste Awareness Wales. Previous campaigns include Newport, which achieved a 9% increase in metal capture at a cost of 31p […]

Ball donates $4 million to charities

The Ball Foundation, Ball Corporation and its employees donated in excess of $4 million to charitable organisations in the communities where Ball operates in 2014. The company’s employee matching gifts and dollars for doers programme grew in 2014 to $2.1 million (up from $1.4 million in 2013). Employees also logged nearly 18,000 hours of volunteer […]

Stiff competition

When BAA, the British Airports Authority, was deemed to have a monopoly on the UKs airports the Competition Commission stepped in, conducted a full review of the situation, and then promptly ordered it to sell off three facilities to rival companies – two of which were in the London area. If you translate the information […]

Ball/Rexam deal goes to next stage

Ball Corporation and Rexam have announced the terms of a recommended offer by Ball to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rexam in a cash and stock transaction. Under the terms of the offer, for each Rexam share, Rexam shareholders will receive 407p in cash and 0.04568 new Ball shares. The transaction values Rexam […]

Rexam announces 2014 full year results

Rexam has announced its trading results for the full year 2014. Highlights include: • Beverage can volumes up 4% • Underlying organic operating profit up 2% • Underlying earnings per share up 5% • Return on capital employed 14.9% (2013: 15.5%) • Strong free cash flow from continuing operations of £225m • Final dividend of […]

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