October 05, 2016
BROWN SPEAKS AT BALL CORPORATION RIBBON CUTTING IN CANTON
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For Immediate Release
Brown Speaks at Ball Corporation Ribbon Cutting in Canton
Contact: Jenny Donohue/Tamika Turner (202) 224-3978
October 5, 2016
CANTON, OH -U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) helped mark Ball Corporation`s plant expansion in Canton today. The $30 million expansion will create approximately 90,000 square feet of additional space at the plant and create 99 new jobs.
``Today`s ribbon-cutting of this state-of-the-art expansion is a huge win for Ball Corp, for Canton, and for Ohio manufacturing. It will mean 99 new jobs in this community - high-paying, skilled manufacturing jobs with competitive benefits - the kind of jobs on which you can raise a family on and build a better life,`` said Brown. ``This project is proving what so many of us have known for years - that manufacturing isn`t an industry of the past, but a bright future for Ohio jobs.``
Ball Corporation currently operates six plants in Ohio. Ball is also in the process of expanding their Columbus plant, and together the two expansions will create 167 new jobs in Ohio.
Brown has been a strong supporter of American manufacturing. He authored the Revitalizing American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act, which was signed into law in December 2014. The bill created a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation made up of advanced manufacturing hubs to bring together industry, universities and community colleges, federal agencies, and all levels of government to leverage resources and spur innovation. Brown`s office also hosts a series of Manufacturing Camps each summer to get a new generation of Ohioans interested in manufacturing jobs.