North Carolina: Ardagh Group Expand in Winston-Salem

Aluminum Can Manufacturer to Significantly Expand Capacity through Investment in Winston-Salem
Ardagh Group to add new jobs in Forsyth County

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Ardagh Group (NYSE:ARD), a global supplier of sustainable, infinitely recyclable, metal and glass packaging, will add 94 new jobs in Forsyth County, Governor Roy Cooper announced.  The company will invest at least $195 million to expand its current beverage can metal manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem.  Further, the new jobs will be at a prevailing wage of at least 130% of the local average.

“This is an exciting investment in Forsyth County and our state,” said Governor Cooper.  “Ardagh’s decision to expand in North Carolina speaks to our skilled talent, strong community partnerships and manufacturing economy.”

Based in Luxembourg, Ardagh Group has 57 glass and metal production facilities around the world and has produced aluminum beverage cans and can ends in Winston-Salem since 1975.  With six production lines, the Winston-Salem site is the company’s largest can manufacturing facility in the United States.  This latest expansion will include building improvements and convert warehousing space to production space with two new modern high-speed can manufacturing lines to the existing site.

“This very significant project forms a key part of Ardagh’s Group’s global $2.1 billion 2021-2024 business growth investment program and is being undertaken to meet fast-growing demand as consumers increasingly recognize the environmental and quality advantages of beverage cans,” said Claude Marbach, CEO, Ardagh Metal – Beverage North America. 

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