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$70 Million Expansion Planned For AB’s Arnold Canning Plant

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -  Anheuser-Busch on Monday announced plans to increase production capacity at Metal Container Corporation (MCC), a facility it operates in Arnold.

The company expects to invest between $70 million to $80 million to add approximately 100,000 square feet to the warehouse and production areas.

The Arnold plant produces aluminum cans for A-B and soft drink makers.

The move is expected to create at least 20 new jobs, in addition to the 100 people who already work at the facility.

“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 America. “Through our strong partnerships with state and local leaders, we have been able to bring this valuable investment to our hometown.”

The facility expansion, expected to be completed in 2013, is made possible through a property tax abatement program in collaboration with the City of Arnold and Jefferson City.

Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is the leading America brewer, holding a 48.3% share of the U.S. beer sales to retailers.

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