Concord beverage manufacturing hub set to grow with addition ​of $384M facility, 220 jobs

The former Philip Morris site in Concord spans 2,100 acres.

CONCORD, N.C. — The beverage production presence at the former Philip Morris campus in Cabarrus County will be even larger than initially expected.

On Tuesday, the state economic investment committee approved a Job Development Investment Grant for Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp. The company is planning to bring an 800,000-square-foot can manufacturing facility to The Grounds at Concord. The project is expected to include a total investment of $383.8 million by the end of 2025 and create 220 new jobs.

BMBCC is a subsidiary of Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL), a Colorado-based metal packaging and aerospace technology company.

Page Castrodale, executive director of Cabarrus Economic Development, said Ball’s operations are related to those of Red Bull and Rauch North America. Red Bull and Rauch announced their plans for a $740 million beverage production hub at The Grounds two weeks ago.

Ball will make cans for Red Bull and other customers there, she said. Its facility will be in the same 500-acre area that Red Bull and Rauch will operate.

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