July 1: Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev is selling off part of its US-based beverage canmaking operations with Ball Corporation agreeing to buy three can body plants and an end-making plant.

More than two-thirds of the cans produced by these Metal Container Corporation (MCC) operations are for leading soft drink companies while the remainder are for AB InBev’s beer brands such as Budweiser and Michelob.

MCC’s remaining five body and two end plants will continue to serve most of A-B Inbev beer can needs, said the Netherlands-based brewer. There are no plans to sell the plants.

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