As the beverage industry faces a painful crunch on aluminum can supply, another manufacturer announced last week that it is working to expand production. Crown Holdings said Friday that it has selected Mesquite, Nevada as the location of a new aluminum can manufacturing facility.
Once tariffs are imposed, they’re difficult to repeal. That was one of the takeaways from a pre-recorded interview between Beer Institute president and CEO Jim McGreevy and Wendy Cutler, vice president and managing director for Washington, D.C.-based think tank the Asia Society Policy Institute.
A new aluminum can making and filling production facility is slated to begin operations in Salt Lake City during the fourth quarter of 2021. Co-packing facility Vobev will launch with a focus on the popular slim (sleek) can production of 12 oz. (355 mL) and 8.4 oz. (250 mL) in a beverage industry crunched by demand and shortages of aluminum receptacle.