Bway Corp. will close its rigid- container plant in Toccoa, Ga., in March.
According to officials with the Georgia Department of Labor, the closure will take place in stages, beginning March 19 and concluding April 2.
The factory makes injection molded open-head plastic pails and covers, as well as blow molded tight-head pails, under the Nampac brand for customers in markets including food service, paint and janitorial services.
Atlanta-based Bway has similar Georgia plants in Lithonia and Newnan. Bway acquired the latter facility in October from Ball Corp. for $32 million. Broomfield, Colo.-based Ball bought the plant as part of its 2006 purchase of U.S. Can Corp.
With that recent acquisition, [Bway] had three plants in Georgia and that was leaving us with oversized capacity, Vice President and Treasurer Jeff O'Connell said in a Jan. 12 telephone interview.
Ninety employees in Toccoa will be offered jobs at the other plants or severance deals, he said. The Newnan plant employs about 100.
In line with previously announced moves, Bway, which manufactures rigid containers in plastic and metal, is phasing out its separate Nampac (U.S.) and ICL (Canada) divisions in what O'Connell characterized as a process that will take about a year.
Bway operates eight plastic plants in the United States and two in Canada. It operates 10 facilities in its metal products business, as well.
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