Ball plans to make an investment of $300m in the Pittston facility over several years, with the multi-line plant supplying a range of can sizes.
Ball says it chose Pittston as the location for the new facility because of its proximity to main distribution routes; existing infrastructure; and regional labor base. The new plant will create around 230 manufacturing jobs.
Daniel W. Fisher, COO global beverage packaging, Ball, said the facility will cater for ‘accelerating demand’ for cans in categories such as sparkling water, spiked seltzer, beer and carbonated beverages.
"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,” he said.
“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."