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Anheuser-Busch investing $170 million in metal container plant

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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Investment for expansion in its Jacksonville, Florida metal container facility will provide beer company with increased production of aluminum bottles.

JACKSONVILLE, FLA—Anheuser-Busch is to apply a US$170 million expansion project at its Metal Container Corporation (MCC) facility in Jacksonville, Florida as part its plan to increase production of its Budweiser and Bud Light aluminum bottles.

“We are pleased to maintain such strong partnerships with the city of Jacksonville and state of Florida, where we’ve proudly brewed beers, produced packaging and done business for nearly 50 years,” says Anheuser-Busch vice-president of supply Pete Kraemer, adding that the project will create 75 new jobs at the facility. “The growing demand for our Budweiser and Bud Light aluminum bottles has helped drive growth and development in Jacksonville. We appreciate the support of our partners in Florida and thank our employees for their dedication.”

Anheuser-Busch first began producing the aluminum bottles in 2013, and the Jacksonville plant will be the second MCC facility to produce them. Anheuser-Busch has also operated a brewery in Jacksonville since 1969.

“Our employees, local leaders and the Jacksonville community have helped make this facility successful,” says Bryan Sullivan, Jacksonville plant manager, Metal Container Corporation. “Selecting Jacksonville as the next site for aluminum bottle production is a tremendous opportunity for our employees and local community as we increase production and add sustainable local jobs.”


The facility expansion is made possible through an incentive program in collaboration with the state of Florida and city of Jacksonville.

Metal Container Corporation, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch, operates seven facilities in the U.S. The operation also produces cans and lids for major U.S. soft drink companies, including PepsiCo. and Monster Beverage Corporation.

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