Home » Independent Can Company Reaches Agreement to Acquire Specialty Tin Division of Ball Corp.
Independent Can Company, a privately held company founded in 1929, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the specialty tin division of Ball Corporation, formerly known as Steeltin Can Company. This acquisition is a great fit with ICC’s business focus, product lines, and culture, and cements its position as the leader in specialty metal packaging and printing in North America. The employees and company cultures are very similar and the most important and welcomed assets are the capable and skilled employees that become a part of the Independent Can team.
The common denominators in the vision and philosophy of both companies are customer focus, integrity, attention to detail and being innovative. Exceptional quality, operational excellence and drive for efficiency are also shared goals. The two businesses share a long history of working together in the marketplace to provide the right packaging solution to the customer.
“Baltimore is a phenomenal location for can making and the two companies really complement each other,” said Rick Huether, President and Chairman of the Board of Independent Can. The Huether family has strived to keep the business family owned and operated with a mission statement “To Be the Best, Not the Biggest”. Although this acquisition will add to the size of Independent’s four manufacturing facilities and one distribution and logistics hub, the hands-on philosophy will not change. “The synergies between the two plants are many and will increase the value to our customers in many product segments” said Ryan Huether, Vice President of Lithography.
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In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!