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Ball Corp. Closing Brazilian Packaging Plant

July 12, 2018

Can manufacturing firm Ball Corp. is closing a beverage packaging plant in Cuiabá, Brazil.

Broomfield-based can manufacturing firm Ball Corp. is closing a beverage packaging plant in Cuiabá, Brazil, according to a company news release.

The Cuiabá plant opened in 1998 and employs approximately 70 people, some of whom will transfer to other Ball locations.

Customers currently supported by the Cuiabá plant will be supplied by other Ball facilities in Brazil, the release said.

“Absorbing this one line can plant into Ball’s remaining network of 13 plants in South America allows us to reduce our cost structure while continuing to effectively and efficiently supply our customers with the most sustainable package in the beverage supply chain,” Carlos Pires, president of Ball Beverage Packaging South America, said in a statement.

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