Ball Corp. to invest $14.5M in Findlay facilityWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ball Corporation announced Dec. 20 it will be investing $14.5 million in its Findlay location and will create 30 or more new jobs there in 2013.
Ball will invest $14,557,200 in equipment, machinery and other investments in its plant located at 12340 County Road 99 East in Findlay. The project will also retain about 360 full-time existing positions there.
The expansion project is expected to be operational by early 2013, according to a press release.
The Metal Beverage Packaging Division of Ball operates the metal food and household packaging products facility in Findlay. Ball is headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., just outside Denver.
“We are excited for the opportunity to add to the investments both in human and physical assets for the Greater Findlay area and State of Ohio,” Jed Osborn, plant controller in Findlay, stated in the announcement of the expansion project.
Ball received support from the State of Ohio in the form of a $50,000 Economic Development Grant for the expansion project and $50,000 Workforce Training Grant to help train the 30 new employees, according to the Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development office.
“JobsOhio and the Regional Growth Partnership are pleased to partner with Ball Corporation to continue to grow this facility, which has had such a positive impact not only on the Findlay community but the State of Ohio over the past five decades,” John Minor, JobsOhio president and chief investment officer, stated in the press release.
“We are very happy that Ball has decided to continue to invest in the Findlay-Hancock County community,” Anthony Iriti, director of the Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development office, stated in the release.
“When we rolled out our economic development plans, we promised that our focus would be on retention of the great companies we already have in the county. This is a perfect example of what happens when we work together to maintain and grow our local businesses,” Iriti stated.
Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik and Hancock County Commissioner Paul Riegle also expressed positive responses about the expansion of the local facility and addition of new jobs in their community.