Ball Corp. to close manufacturing plant
Broomfield-based Ball (NYSE: BLL) will report a $21 million after-tax charge as a result of the closure, according to a company press statement. The plant's 245 workers will receive severance pay and can apply for other open positions within the company.
The plant makes steel cans, aerosol cans and flat steel sheets used to make things at other Ball facilities. Those products will be manufactured at other existing Ball plants, according to Michael Feldser, chief operating officer of Ball's global metal food and household products packaging business.
Ball Corp. and its subsidiaries employ about 15,000 people worldwide. The company - which includes subsidiary Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. in Boulder, reported 2012 sales of more than $8.7 billion.
Ball said in October that it would buy a can manufacturing plant in Mexico. The company previously announced plans in August to close down can manufacturing plants in Columbus, Ohio, and Gainesville, Florida.
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