Chicago canmaker bought by BWAY

September 1: Chicago-based general line canmaking firm Central Can Company has been bought by BWAY Corporation, one of North America’s largest specialist manufacturers of metal and plastic pails, speciality metal containers and aerosol cans.

BWAY paid US$26 million to private equity firm DN Partners for the single plant in south west Chicago which produces metal paint and specialty cans, steel pails, and hybrid and all-plastic paint cans, with annual sales of about $68 million.

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