Packaging solution provider Ball Corporation has revealed plans to develop a new aluminium beverage packaging plant in the US. 

To be located in Pittston, Pennsylvania, the multi-line plant is planned to start manufacturing in the middle of next year. It will generate around 230 manufacturing jobs.

As part of this announcement, the company plans to make an initial investment of more than $300m over multiple years.

The plant will deliver a portfolio of can sizes for customers.

Ball Corporation global beverage packaging COO Daniel Fisher said: “Our new Pittston plant is Ball’s latest investment to serve accelerating demand for our portfolio of infinitely recyclable aluminum containers used in the sparkling water, spiked seltzer, beer and carbonated beverage categories.

“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.

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“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.”

Pittston has been selected due to the current infrastructure, vicinity to key distribution routes and regional labour base.

Last month, Ball completed the acquisition of Tubex Industria E Comercio de Embalagens. The deal included the impact extruded aluminium aerosol packaging business along with a manufacturing plant in Itupeva, near Sao Paolo, Brazil.

In May this year, Ball selected consumer packaged goods sales and marketing agency Acosta for its aluminium cup.