Ardagh Group opens manufacturing plant in Virginia, 100 jobs to be created

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Packaging manufacturer Ardagh Group has opened a $93.5 million plant in Virginia that will employ 100 workers.

The plant will manufacture light weight metal cans and traditional three-piece food cans.

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Roanoke County Economic Development says officials from Ardagh and ConAgra participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the plant on Monday. Ardagh has a supply agreement with ConAgra.

Ardagh Group, Metal Americas CEO James Willich says in a news release that the company chose Roanoke County for several reasons, including a well-developed infrastructure and the availability of skilled labor.