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Ball to Close Two PET Plants

11:01 AM MDT | April 10, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Ball Corp. (Broomfield, CO) says it will permanently stop manufacturing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles at its Baldwinsville, NY, and Watertown, WI facilities due to weak demand for PET products caused by the economic downturn. “Baldwinsville and Watertown are the smallest PET bottle manufacturing plants in our system,” says John A. Hayes, executive v.p. and CEO at Ball. “With the industry slowdown of demand for monolayer PET containers, it is important that we continue to focus on ensuring our cost base is competitive.”...

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