October 16, 2019 12:46 PM
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced today that the Ball Corporation will construct a new aluminum cups manufacturing plant in Rome, Georgia adjacent to its existing aluminum beverage can manufacturing plant. The company expects to create over 180 new jobs and make an investment of more than $200 million into the project.
Governor Kemp: “As the Top State for Business six years in a row, Georgia’s manufacturing industry has seen unprecedented growth in recent years and this expansion is indicative of that unrivaled success. I am thrilled to see another member of the Georgia Made family expand operations, and I am confident our top notch workforce in the region will pay huge dividends for Ball Corporation in the years to come.”
John A. Hayes, chairman, president, and CEO of Ball Corporation: “We’re increasingly hearing from customers and consumers that they want to do the right thing for the environment, and they need more options. This product launch is aligned with our Drive for 10 strategy and is another step in innovating to serve unmet needs. Using our years of experience and specialized expertise, we are proud to provide both our customers and consumers with another environmentally friendly and fun option in our industry-leading portfolio of aluminum packages.”
Scotty Hancock, chairman of the Floyd County Commission: “Floyd County is excited to see one of our local industries expand. We look forward to the growth of quality jobs and significant investment back into the community.”
Bill Collins, mayor of the city of Rome: “This decision by Ball Corporation will strengthen our community and create good jobs for our residents. We are pleased to work with our local industries and highlight our business-friendly environment to secure quality economic development.”
This post uses information provided by a press release from Governor Kemp’s office.