Capital Expenditure Program Among Largest in U.S. Brewing History
ST. LOUIS, MO (May 15, 2017) – Anheuser-Busch today delivered a resounding vote of confidence in American brewing, announcing a major capital expenditure program across the country.
As America’s leading brewer, we will invest close to $500 million in 2017, and $2 billion through 2020 – among the largest ever capital investment programs in U.S. brewing history. Our 2017 investments include:
Today’s announcement is the next phase in a period of extensive, ongoing investment by Anheuser-Busch, with investments totaling $4.5 billion from 2011 to 2020.
The new capital expenditure program will expand Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. operations, bolster local and state economies, and support over 17,000 jobs in the United States. It will help drive forward the company’s growth strategy, including through new and innovative collaborations with companies like Teavana.
“Since Anheuser-Busch was founded 165 years ago, our company has been deeply rooted in America’s economic and cultural life. Our love of great beer and bringing people together is part of the American story,” said João Castro Neves, President and CEO of Anheuser-Busch. “We are making these investments in our business, and the communities where we live and work, for the next 165 years.”
“We are focusing on investments which empower our employees to do what they do best – brewing the best beer,” said Dave Taylor, Vice President of Supply for Anheuser-Busch. “Ninety-eight percent of the beer we sell in America is proudly made here at our 21 breweries using the highest quality ingredients.”
Key individual investments in the new capital expenditure program include:
For more information on Anheuser-Busch’s investments and impact across American, visit: www.usofbeer.com.
For 165 years, Anheuser-Busch and its world-class brewmasters have carried on a legacy of brewing America’s most-popular beers. Starting with the finest ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s family of growers, every batch is crafted using the same exacting standards and time-honored traditions passed down through generations of proud Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and employees. Best known for its fine American-style lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, the company’s beers lead numerous beer segments. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev and operates 21 local breweries, 21 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities across the United States. Visitor and special beermaster tours are available at its St. Louis and five other Anheuser-Busch breweries. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.
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