Ball Corporation possibly closing packaging plant in Wallkill after 51 years in business
The Ball Corporation announced on Friday it’s on the verge of closing its beverage packaging plant in Wallkill.
The company notified its employees and the union it may close the plant – opened since 1972 -- for evaluation.
"Contemplating a plant closure is never easy as it impacts our people,” said Beverage Packaging North and Central America President Kathleen Pitre. “Because of our extensive plant network, we have the ability to modify existing lines to produce these unique sizes.
Ball says there are space, land, and equipment limitations that make expansion and upgrades hard. They also said other facilities could make the unique sized cans instead.