State-of the-Art Manufacturing Plant Coming to NEPA

September 02, 2020 - 4:12 pm
WILK News Room

Governor Tom Wolf has announced that a Colorado-based company, Ball Corporation, has selected Luzerne County as the site for a new packaging plant in Pittston, bringing 230 new jobs to Jenkins Township.  


“Ball Corporation has a longstanding presence in the international marketplace, and Pennsylvania is pleased with the company’s commitment to expand its manufacturing facilities in the northeast,” said Gov. Wolf. “This project will inject much-needed revenue into the region, create new, high-paying jobs, and provide a lasting impact on the surrounding community.” 


Ball has agreed to approximately $360 million dollars in the project over several years, including $16 million in new employment payroll here NEPA, where unemployment remains high.


“Ball is excited to expand into Pennsylvania to build a state-of-the art manufacturing plant to support the growth of our customers in infinitely recyclable aluminum beverage packaging,” said Colin J. Gillis, president of Ball Beverage Packaging North & Central America. “We appreciate the cooperation between state and local agencies as part of the site selection process, and we look forward to being part of the Pittston community.” 


The company will purchase and retrofit a one-million-square-foot industrial building to create an aluminum beverage packaging manufacturing operation.

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), and subsidiaries employ more than 18,000 people worldwide and generated 11.5 billion in sales during 2019.   

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