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Ball Corp. to Create Nearly 200 High-Paying Jobs in Bowling Green with New Facility

Increased market demand spurs investment in aluminum beverage can end manufacturing facility

Companies continue to create high-paying jobs for Kentuckians, as Gov. Andy Beshear, local and corporate leaders today announced Ball Corp. plans to create approximately 200 high-wage positions with the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Bowling Green to produce recyclable aluminum ends for the company's beverage can customers.

"As we enter the new year, we will continue to focus our economic development efforts on sustained job and wage growth across the commonwealth," Gov. Beshear said. "This announcement of Ball Corp.'s new aluminum can end production facility in Warren County creating nearly 200 high-wage jobs is a major step toward securing a better future for Kentuckians. I want to thank Ball for this commitment to the workforce in and around Warren County, and I look forward to the company becoming part of Team Kentucky."

Ball executives expect to immediately start site preparation in the Kentucky Transpark to build a 500,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to begin production in early 2022. The operation - Ball's first in the state - would provide capacity to supply aluminum ends to Ball's expanding North American network of beverage can manufacturing plants. Company leaders plan to begin hiring later this year, and the facility ultimately will create nearly 200 jobs over the next five years. Positions will include production technicians, industrial electricians, machinists, material handlers and leadership and support staff roles.

Read the full press release here.