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Ball to end production at Elgin, Ill., plant

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Ball Corp. says it plans to end production at its food and aerosol packaging manufacturing plant in Elgin, Ill., in December.

The move affects 245 employees, who can apply for open positions within the company.

The Elgin plant makes aerosol cans, specialty steel cans, and flat steel sheet used by other Ball plants. Broomfield, Colo.-based Ball Corp. said Tuesday that customers will be supplied by other Ball facilities.

Ball expected to report an after-tax charge of about $21 million for the closure, with much of that being recorded in 2013.

The news comes months after the company said it was shutting down metal beverage packaging plants in Columbus, Ohio, and Gainesville, Fla.

Ball Corp. and its subsidiaries employ roughly 15,000 people worldwide.

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