MILWAUKEE – About six months after announcing it would close its
Milwaukee facility, Ball Corporation on Thursday said it will
close its Danville, Ill. steel aerosol packaging manufacturing
The Illinois facility will be shut down during the second half
of 2014, resulting in 47 employees losing their jobs, according
to a company statement. Ball will move the plant’s assets to
other company facilities and will continue to supply the plant's
Ball will record an after-tax charge of approximately $7 million
for this closure, the majority of which will be recorded during
the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the statement.
When Ball closed its facility in Milwaukee at 8500 W. Tower
Avenue, 72 employees lost their jobs.
Ball Corporation is based out of Broomfield, Colo. Once best
known for its canning jars, the company is now a worldwide metal
packaging company that makes billions of recyclable metal
containers and a unique aerospace business that designs
one-of-a-kind solutions to answer scientific and technical
challenges, according to its website.