The Wallkill facility was opened in 1972, and produces a number of unique can sizes where Ball is the sole supplier.
“Space, land and equipment limitations make expansion and upgrades to this facility difficult,” says Ball. “To increase production and enable growth of contracted customers, Ball is exploring closure of the Wallkill plant and supplying the unique sizes from other facilities that can produce them.”
Ball says it will be able to leverage its system of 20 metal beverage container plants across the region: particularly with plants in Saratoga Springs, New York; Pittston, Pennsylvania; and Williamsburg, Virginia.
Ball has notified its employees and the union, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement (CBA), about the potential closure of the plant.