Site Selection

JUL 2015

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8 J U LY 2 015 S I T E S E L E C T I O N N O R T H A M E R I C A N R E P O R T S b y P A T T Y R A S M U S S E N p a t t y . r a s m u s s e n @ s i t e s e l e c t i o n . c o m Anheuser-Busch Invests $1.5 Billion A nheuser-Busch will invest more than $1.5 billion in its US brewing, agriculture, packaging and distribution operations by 2018. The company plans to spend $850 million on brewery and packaging expansion projects, $220 million on product innovation initiatives and $720 million on sustaining and increasing efciency of its current operations. Among the projects included in the investment: • $150 million to expand at the St. Louis-area Metal Container Corporation facility to increase production of Bud Light aluminum bottles. • $45 million to build a new can line and additional warehouse at the Fort Collins, Colo., brewery to produce the slim, 12-ounce can. • $20 million in capital investments at the Los Angeles, Calif., brewery to add new water efciency and treatment capabilities. • $18 million in investments at the Columbus, Ohio, brewery, including a sustainability project that will reduce energy needs by recovering heat for use in fueling the operation. • $11 million to develop and integrate new products, including Bud Light MIXXTAILs and Oculto, across multiple breweries. Brewhouse in St. Louis, Mo. Photo courtesy of Anheuser-Busch Job Boom in Huntsville A fter perusing proposals for 150 sites, making site visits to four states and narrowing the list to three contenders in three states, Polaris selected Huntsville, Ala., to house the company's new manufacturing plant. The 600,000 sq. ft. (5,574 sq. m.) facility will focus on of-road vehicle production and will generate up to 2,000 jobs. A skilled workforce, the region's existing utility infrastructure and strong local and state resources were among the factors leading to Huntsville's selection. Photo courtesy of Polaris Industries

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