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Behind the Scenes Decline

Touch the Soil News #821 (Feature photo – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) We’ve all heard of Ball canning supplies. The Ball Company, which sold off its canning line a number of years ago, is a leader in manufacturing tin cans for canned food. Company profitability has suffered the last two years as its net income dropped from $470 million in 2014 to $263 million in 2016 (a drop of over 44 percent). Recently, Ball announced the closure of a tin-can manufacturing line at its Springdale factory – eliminating a modest 20 jobs. However, the line being closed is capable of producing 500 million cans a year. One of the world’s…

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