11:19am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Upstate Economy

Expansion coming at Central New York brewery

The Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Baldwinsville will begin packaging products in 24-ounce cans starting next spring.  A$7.6 million investment in the brewery is also going to allow the plant to increase its production by 30% as well.  All this secures the long term future of the brewery in Central New York according to general manager Steve McCormick.   He says this recent expansion, that was precipitated by a $900,000  capital grant from New York State,  also means more announcements will be coming next year.

"After this project was announced, we received an additional capital investment for 2012 to make our plant even more competitive," said McCormick. "Those additional investments, I cannot disclose because they're giving us some new products starting next year. So this one investment from the state to make us more attractive for the one package will also make us more competitive on a lot of other fronts, new packages, new introductions next year from the Baldwinsville brewery.

This expansion means 12 new employees will be hired at the plant which currently employees 400 workers.  The investment from Anheuser-Busch is part one billion dollars its pouring into breweries across the country.