Specialty cans, defined as sizes other than the standard diameter for 12-ounce beverages, have become a popular format for a variety of categories including soft drinks, beer, ready-to-drink teas, coffee, sparkling waters, wine and spirits, juices and other functional beverages.

The facility produces two-piece aluminum cans in a range of sizes and is set to create more than 160 new jobs by 2018.

The plant’s second manufacturing line was completed in April 2017. Crown currently operates fifteen beverage can plants in North America, manufacturing aluminum cans ranging in size from 7.5-ounce to 16-ounce, as well as a variety of beverage can ends.

The opening of the new facility coincides with Crown’s 125th anniversary year. The Company was founded in 1892 when William Painter changed the trajectory of the beverage industry with the invention of the bottle cap (also known as the Crown Cork).

Today, Crown operates 146 facilities in 36 countries and has a diversified metal packaging technology portfolio that serves the beverage, food, personal care, household and luxury markets.

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