Packaging company Ball Corporation has announced that it plans to build a new aluminium beverage packaging plant in Nevada, US. The new site will be located in North Las Vegas and is expected to create almost 180 manufacturing jobs once operational. Ball plans to invest nearly $290 million into the plant over time. The facility will supply an assortment of can sizes to a diverse range of beverage customers. Kathleen Pitre, president of Ball beverage packaging in North and Central America, said: “Our new North Las Vegas plant is Ball’s latest investment to serve accelerating demand for our portfolio of infinitely recyclable aluminium containers”. She continued: “The new plant is supported by numerous long-duration contracts for committed volume with our strategic global partners and regional customers, and will enable us to serve customer and consumer needs for more sustainable aluminium beverage packaging while furthering our ‘drive for 10’ vision.” The new site is scheduled to begin production in late 2022. This announcement comes after Ball unveiled plans for new manufacturing facilities in the UK and Russia earlier this year.