Aluminum packaging manufacturer Ball Corporation has picked out land in Rome, Georgia to set up a new warehouse and distribution center.
According to media reports, the company will invest close to $52mn to set up the 750,000sq ft facility, which will add 70 new jobs. It lies a few miles away from its aluminum cans plant in the same area, where the company recently pledged to invest $200mn to expand production. Apart from this, a second plant also produces Ball’s new recycled aluminum cup, which is used in many stadiums to serve beverages.
Reports suggest Ball will spend $3.8mn for the land and has worked out a tax rebate deal with Floyd County for the first 10 years of operations. The funds for this purchase will be made available by selling off a prior property bought by Ball in the vicinity.
Ball Corp’s net sales in North and Central America grew to $5.07bn in 2020 from $4.78bn in 2019, led by growth in its packaging business. The company plans to ramp up production in Georgia and Texas to meet the increasing demand for cans.