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Beverage Can Manufacturer Breaks Ground in Warren County

Lisa Autry

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear helped break ground today for a new manufacturing plant in Warren County. 

Crown Cork and Seal USA produces metal beverage cans and will begin operating in spring 2021 at the Kentucky Transpark.  This will be its first plant in the Bluegrass State, and its 240th worldwide. 

Joined by company leaders and local elected officials, Beshear said the company will offer 126 technical, high paying jobs, with an average hourly wage of $31.

"They are creating the types of wages where you can raise a family working just the one job," Beshear said Friday.

Crown is investing $147.6 million in the manufacturing plant that will be 300,000 square-feet.  Crown will initially manufacture 1.3 billion cans per year at a rate of 2,800 cans per minute. 

Company officials say Kentucky’s centralized location will allow the company to ship to two-thirds of the U.S. market in a day’s time.

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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