Ball Corporation Expands Aerospace Manufacturing Center In Westminster, Colorado
24 April 2017
Ball Corporation started construction on an expansion of its Aerospace Manufacturing Center in Westminster, Colorado.
When fully completed, the 145,000 square foot expansion will significantly enhance the manufacturing and production capabilities of Ball Aerospace, a business of Ball Corporation.
The AMC houses design facilities, product manufacturing, test ranges and administrative space. It was initially built in the late 1980s, and underwent an expansion in 2006 of 60,000 square feet. The expansion is expected to be completed by Spring 2019.
"We are here to break ground on the expansion of the Aerospace Manufacturing Center in order to keep pace with projected growth and meet the needs of the customers we serve every day," said John Hayes, Chairman, President & CEO of Ball Corporation. "Ball Aerospace has received multiple awards and recognitions at the highest levels from its customers for on-time performance, execution, affordability and best-in-class workforce. This expansion will ensure we maintain our competitive advantages within the aerospace market."
"Ball is a major contributing factor to the State of Colorado's status as the nation's second-largest aerospace economy," said Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. "Ball is a substantial employer and philanthropic force in our communities, and I congratulate Ball on their continued success."
"The expansion of the Aerospace Manufacturing Center will continue to support Ball's work on national security and intelligence programs, as well as space and Earth science exploration," said U.S. Congressman Ed Perlmutter. "I appreciate Ball's leadership in the development of spacecraft, instruments and other technologies and look forward to working with them as they continue to push boundaries and reach new levels."