Media: Operations Expansion
American Canning is expanding operations in 2022. Moving one block south of the current facility in Austin, TX, USA, the new 155,000 sq ft building will house two shrink-sleeve production lines and a 300 million can per year manufacturing plant. Not to mention three times the amount of space for packaging supplies including blank aluminum cans, can ends, PakTech can handles and corrugate case trays.
TIMELINE OF THE EXPANSION
Construction of the new facility began in August 2021 and is scheduled to be complete in August 2022, with three notable milestones:
- Phase 1: Increased storage capacity and new office space for personnel complete in December 2021.
- Phase 2: Addition of a second shrink-sleeve production line dedicated to specialty size cans complete in March 2022. Total shrink-sleeve production capacity will then exceed 1.5MM cans/week.
- Phase 3: Start-up of the can manufacturing plant with 12oz standard aluminum can production beginning August 2022.
Blank aluminum cans, can ends and all secondary supplies are available to order online at americancanning.com; orders for these supplies will remain uninterrupted throughout the entire expansion.
Orders for shrink-sleeve cans will remain uninterrupted as well. Larger volume requests (1MM/month or more) are being accepted for production runs beginning in January 2022.
Requests for manufactured printed cans will be accepted in Q2 2022; no pre-orders or waitlist requests will be accepted until that time.WHAT SIZE(S) OF CANS WILL BE PRODUCED?
Initially the can plant will produce 12oz/355ml standard cans, with 16oz/473ml cans being added in 2023.COSTS & MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITIES
Details regarding pricing are still being determined; minimum order quantities are still being determined as well, however, will be less than one truckload (~150K cans).
PRICE & STORAGE CAPACITY
Details regarding pricing and storage capacity are still being finalized and will be released in Q2 2022 as requests for sales begin.
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