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Ball acquires two metal end and closure plants

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Bottling Ball Corporation metal end and closure facilities Sonoco

Can manufacturer acquires Sonoco's metal end and closure facilities in Ohio.

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Ball Corporation recently completed its acquisition of Sonoco‘s metal end and closure facilities in Canton, Ohio.

The Canton plants, which employ approximately 100 people and produce multiple-sized closures for the food can market, will become part of Ball’s global metal food and household products packaging division.

“We are always looking for opportunities to expand into new capabilities that align with our customers’ needs while also maximizing value in our existing businesses,” says Michael W. Feldser, senior vice-president, Ball Corporation, and chief operating officer, global metal food and household products packaging. “This acquisition is a perfect complement to Ball’s existing product portfolio and to our overarching U.S. metal food can strategy. We have a long-standing relationship with Sonoco, and recognize that these plants and their employees produce the highest quality steel and aluminum easy-open ends in the world. We’re pleased to have them as part of the Ball family.”

Ball is one of the leading manufacturers of completely recyclable two- and three-piece steel food cans in a full range of sizes.


Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2014 sales of $8.6 billion.

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