Anheuser-Busch will be expanding its Metal Container Corporation (MCC) facility in Jacksonville, creating 75 jobs and making a $170 million capital investment in a 200,000 square-foot manufacturing facility and new equipment.
This expansion is part of the company’s plan to increase production of Budweiser and Bud Light aluminum bottles to accommodate the growing demand.
Jacksonville was one of three locations in the Southeast competing for the expansion. The increase of Anheuser-Busch’s production activities demonstrates that Jacksonville continues to be a sought-after site for manufacturing due to the area’s competitive local assets and well-trained workforce.
Anheuser-Busch has operated a brewery in Jacksonville since 1969 and has had a major presence in the Jacksonville advanced manufacturing sector, employing more than 700 workers in the area.
The Jacksonville location was Anheuser-Busch’s first Metal Container Corporation (MCC) facility and will be the second MCC facility to produce the new aluminum bottles.
Metal Container Corporation, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch, operates seven facilities in the U.S. The operation also produces cans and lids for major U.S. soft drink companies, including PepsiCo. and Monster Beverage Corporation.