WE MAKE THE INSIDE AND THE OUTSIDE COUNT
Anheuser-Busch Packaging Group
We’ve changed the way the world drinks beer. Since Adolphus Busch started the Anheuser-Busch legacy in 1865, our history has been a testament not only to our expertise in brewing, but also to the innovative ways we’ve packaged and transported our beers.
We introduced groundbreaking ideas that forever transformed the beer market: For example, we were the first brewer to adopt pasteurization and refrigerated railcars. But that doesn’t stop us from continually innovating and improving our packaging, transportation and storage to make sure we always serve the freshest beer. Because when you hear that signature pop of a beer opening, it’s a sure sign of good times.
Packaging and recycling subsidiaries provide a reliable source of high-quality lids, cans, bottles and other packaging materials for Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. beer operation, helping to manage the supply, cost and quality of packaging materials.
Metal Container Corp.
Supplies more than 45 percent of Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. beer cans and 55 percent of its domestic lids. The operation also produces cans and lids for major U.S. soft drink companies including PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Hansen Natural Corp.
Can plants are located in Arnold, MO; Jacksonville, FL; Mira Loma, CA; Newburgh, NY; and Windsor, CO. Lid plants are in Oklahoma City, OK and Riverside, CA.
Longhorn Glass Corp.
Located in Jacinto City, TX, and supplies glass bottles for the nearby Houston brewery. In 2011, the facility completed a $40 million capital upgrade, which added capacity for 70 million more bottles a year, an increase of about 8.5 percent. The improvements led to increased production on one line by 100 bottles per minute, making it one of the fastest glass-forming machines in the world.
Eagle Packaging, Inc.
Manufactures crown and closure liner materials at its plant in Bridgeton, MO.