October 26: The canmaking plant that developed the Can of the Year for 2007 is being sold by its owner Ball Corporation.
Ball Aerosol & Specialty Packaging’s factory in Baltimore took the top canmaking honour at the Canmaker Summit in Chicago earlier this month for the car wax container it designed for Meguiar’s, the automotive finishing specialists.
But yesterday Ball, after announcing its third quarter financial results, revealed that the plant would be sold as part of a restructuring of the company’s metal food and household products packaging division in North America.
Ball also plans to close aerosol can manufacturing plants in Commerce, California, and Tallapoosa, Georgia, and relocate related aerosol container manufacturing equipment into existing metal food container facilities. The plants were part of Ball’s acquisition in 2006 of US Can Corp.

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