After seeing a 30 percent spike in sales of resealable aluminum bottles last year, Anheuser-Busch is pouring more resources into aluminum. The brewer just completed construction of a $160 million expansion to a facility in Arnold that will double the plant’s production of the bottles.
Anheuser-Busch, the U.S. division of Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, will celebrate the new addition with a ceremony Friday. The 100,000-square-foot expansion means the addition of 70 new employees at the plant.
The company also recently broke ground on a $175 aluminum bottle line in Jacksonville, Fla. The Arnold and Jacksonville projects are part of a larger $1.5 billion investment in U.S. operations the company announced in 2015.
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