New Warren County aluminum can manufacturer spotlighted in economic development update

Nov 19, 2021

Gov. Andy Beshear presented an update on economic development in Kentucky at the new Crown Cork & Seal manufacturing facility in Warren County.
Credit Rhonda J. Miller

A global packaging company that’s one of the newest additions to the rapidly growing Kentucky Transpark in Warren County was in the spotlight Thursday.

In a news conference at the site, Governor Andy Beshear said Crown Cork & Seal launched operations in June to manufacture aluminum beverage cans.

"This Crown Cork & Seal facility is pretty incredible," said Beshear. "It's 327,000 square feet that brought 141 quality jobs and it’s designed to produce 2.6 billion cans per year. Folks, that’s two lines capable of producing 2,800 cans per minute.”

Beshear said the facility was built on an aggressive timetable in the midst of a pandemic, with the start of planning in February 2020.

Crown Cork & Seal employs 33,000 people at 239 plants in 47 countries. The world headquarters are located in Yardley, Pennsylvania.