For shrink-sleeve can orders placed week of 6/20/2022 through 6/26/2022, production lead time is estimated to be 4-5 weeks.

Operations Expansion

OPERATIONS EXPANSION OVERVIEW

American Canning is expanding operations throughout 2022 in a new facility with the addition of an environmentally-conscious, aluminum can manufacturing plant with printing capabilities and an additional shrink-sleeve line.

TIMELINE OF THE EXPANSION

The expansion is well underway, with exceptional progress being made:

  • We moved! As of March 7, 2022, our new address is 8001 Industry Way Austin, TX.
    • We have 3x more capacity for our production capabilities including: packaging supplies space and added machines manufacturing capacity to take our engineers' concept and make custom parts, assemble machines, and perform R&D more efficiently.
  • Operational as of June 1, 2022, a second shrink-sleeve application line increases our capacity to serve craft beverage makers.
    • We have 2x capacity to produce shrink-sleeved cans to better meet craft's demand for lower quantity orders of decorated cans in time for peak canning season.
    • This allows the lines to have separate focuses between standard and specialty can sizes to improve efficiencies with less downtime for changeover.
  • Phase 3: Construction has begun to begin printed can manufacturing.
    • We are taking steps to control our own supply, making us better equipped to meet craft's needs by working hard to find efficiencies in lower minimum quantity orders for printed cans.
    • Over the span of the next several months, we will be diligently working with our construction and machinery partners to complete the building of the manufacturing plant site. Stay tuned for more progress updates as we develop a new service for craft.
ORDERING CAN SUPPLIES

Blank aluminum cans, can ends, and all secondary supplies are available to order online at americancanning.com as usual. Orders for these supplies will remain uninterrupted throughout the entire expansion.

WHAT SIZE(S) OF CANS WILL BE PRODUCED?

Initially, the can plant will produce 12 oz/355 ml standard cans, eventually adding 16 oz/473 ml cans. Requests for manufactured printed cans will be accepted late 2022. No pre-orders or waitlist requests will be accepted until that time.

COSTS & MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITIES

Details regarding pricing and order quantities are still being determined. Be assured, however, that our focus is craft and we are working to keep minimum quantities low.

PRICE & STORAGE CAPACITY

Details for storage capacity and pricing will be finalized and released late 2022, as requests for sales begin.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Brite cans are simply blank aluminum cans and are used as is, or with pressure sensitive labels (PSLs). Shrink-sleeve cans take a brite can and use heat to shrink film with your art onto it. Our printed cans will be made as brites and use a 6-color dry offset printing technique to apply your artwork directly to the aluminum.

PRESS RELEASES 
American Canning Operations Expansion 2022
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American Canning Announces New CFO


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Operations expansion update

Phase 1 of our operations expansion is underway; we are moving warehouses this weekend. While our team is working hard to limit order impacts, lead times will be slightly extended this week (5 business days + transit time). Expedited shipping options and local customer pickup are anticipated to resume Tuesday, 3/15/2022. We appreciate your patience and look forward to better serving you soon.

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