WACO - The Owens-Illinois glass plant has secured a permit to spend another $8 million at the facility on Beverly Dr. as it continues to upgrade the decades-old plant and improve its ability to control emissions.
Including this permit, Owens-Illinois will have spent about $74 million on the expansion.
The permit will not impact jobs at the plant and does not indicate a change in production, but it should contribute to the efficient operation of the plant overall.
The plant opened in 1944 and employs about 300 people. The company creates packaging and bottles for some of the largest food and beverage brands, including companies like Miller/Coors, Sierra Nevada, Pepsi, Heinz and Campbell’s.
About half of all glass containers worldwide are made by Owens-Illinois, its affiliates or its licensees.
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