AB expansion
10:57 am
Mon February 13, 2012

AB plans to increase production at Arnold can facility

Anheuser-Busch announced Monday that it plans to increase production at its Metal Container Corporation in Arnold, resulting in at least 20 new jobs there.

Metal Container Corporation supplies more than 45 percent of the beer brewer's beer cans and 55 percent of its lids in the United States. It also produces cans and lids for soft drink companies, including PepsiCo and Monster Beverage Corporation.

The expansion announced Monday will add about 100,000 square feet to the Arnold facility. It's expected to be complete in 2013.

"The expansion of our Arnold MCC facility is one more example of our company's dedication to the state, contributing to the economic stability of the region," said Luiz Edmond, president of Anheuser-Busch InBev North America, in a prepared statement.

The company says the project is part of its plan to invest $1 billion in its facilities nationwide over the next three years.