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Filling & Packaging 13.12.2016

Ball Intends to Cease Production at Beverage Packaging Plant in Reidsville, North Carolina (U.S.)

Ball Corporation announced that it intends to cease production at the company’s Reidsville, North Carolina, beverage packaging plant in mid-2017. The plant’s customers will be supplied by other Ball facilities in the U.S.

Ball Corporation announced that it intends to cease production at the company's Reidsville, North Carolina, beverage packaging plant in mid-2017. The plant's customers will be supplied by other Ball facilities in the U.S.

Ball expects to record an after-tax charge of approximately $18 million, primarily for employee severance, pensions and other benefits, asset impairments, and facility shut down and disposal costs. The majority of this charge is expected to be recorded by mid-2017 and the net, after-tax cash costs are expected to be approximately $5 million.

The Reidsville plant opened in 1978 and was acquired by Ball in 1998 as part of the acquisition of Reynolds Metals Company. It produces beverage cans in a variety of sizes, and employs approximately 150 people. Reidsville employees may be provided benefits and outplacement services in accordance with the bargaining process, and are eligible to apply for job openings within Ball.

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