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Ball Video - Transcript Narrator: The last time you took a sip of a beverage from an aluminum can you probably never thought twice about where that can came from. Well, chances are it came from here. If you've ever wondered what 220 million aluminum cans looks like, all you have to do is visit the Ball Metal Beverage Container manufacturing facility in Golden, Colorado. Ball is by far the market leader in aluminum can manufacturing in large part because of its state of the art facilities like this one that manufacture up to 22 hundred aluminum cans every minute. Jay Billings: Ball Corporation was founded in 1880 by 5 brothers, the Ball brothers. They started out making glass containers for varnishes and paints. And soon turned that into home canning jars, which most people know us for Back in the 1950's and 60's it made a transition into more contemporary packaging, Aluminum packaging for beverages. Coors Beer was one of the first major customers of that packaging. Scott Mc Carty: Ball became a public company in 1972 after being a privately owned, family owned company for many, many years. That clearly changed some of the emphasis we have as a company - although manufacturing has always been a keystone of our success. Jay Billings: In a lot of ways, Ball is still a family business. It's got a lot the same family values it started with. Everything from an incredible focus on integrity and passion but also humility, that helps this place maintain its strong work ethic and hunger in the market. Scott Mc Carty: 90% of Ball Corporation's sales come from packaging, which include metal and plastic bottles and cans for beverages and foods. Narrator: It goes without saying that manufacturing plays a vital role in the success of the U.S. economy. In many ways this country was built upon the products and equipment that we manufactured. We often hear about how much manufacturing has been outsourced overseas, but we often don't hear about how much has been in-sourced with foreign companies like Toyota and Hyundai opening plants and employing thousands of workers in the U.S. Clint Converse: Ball continues to manufacture here in the U.S. We can be competitive with the markets here. With the initiatives that we take on with cost savings and so forth, we continue to be very cost effective here in the United States. Scott Mc Carty: You can't really make the cans and say China where we do have extensive operations and then ship them all the way back to the U.S. Because from a
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production and cost standpoint, it doesn't make any sense Narrator: One thing is certain, in today's global economy, the manufacturing business is more and more competitive and in order to survive in a global marketplace U.S. manufacturers like Ball maintain a competitive edge by: Focusing on customers Maintaining close relationships with suppliers Practicing continuous improvement Focusing on quality Saving on costs through site selection Utilizing the internet And, adopting new production techniques
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