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Crown to build new Can factory in Slovakia

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Crown Holdings, Inc. announces that a ceremonial groundbreaking event held on-site today marked the official start of construction of its new beverage can plant in Kechnec, in eastern Slovakia. The Kechnec municipality Mayor, Mr. Jozef Konkoly, and the local engineering consultant, Mr. Imrich Balint, were among the participants.

“Kechnec is delighted to welcome Crown into the region as the new plant will create many business opportunities for our community,” says Mr. Konkoly.

Scheduled for completion in early 2010, the new plant will have an initial capacity of 750 million cans per year. The plant is being designed to support additional production lines, as future market needs require. The plant is expected to create new jobs in the region.

Crown currently operates five production plants in Eastern Europe for its food and closures businesses.

“Crown has continued to expand its presence in Central & Eastern Europe to align with our customers and their needs,” says Ralph Lambert, Vice President of Crown’s beverage business in Eastern Europe. “Our new facility in Kechnec will expand our capability to support major international brewers and soft drink companies on both a local and global level.”

About Crown Holdings, Inc.

Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit www.crowncork.com.

Monday, December 18, 6:34 pm

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