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7/10/2018 5:22:00 PM
Muncie Jarden plant, vestige of former Ball canning jar operation, to close

Keith Roysdon, Star Press City/County Issues reporter

MUNCIE — The local Jarden plant, a vestige of the former Ball canning business in Muncie, will close.

The company, acquired in 2016 by Newell Rubbermaid, acknowledged in some media reports that it was closing the Muncie facility, which makes canning jar lids and closures. The Star Press on Tuesday asked the company for details.

Newell said the Muncie Jarden plant would close in summer 2019.

The scene at the Jarden facilities, including its manufacturing plant and office building on Muncie's south side, was quiet Tuesday morning. A "for lease" sign stands along the Ninth Street office building entrance and full parking lot. The Jarden facilities are located near the former Ball Brothers plant site off Macedonia Avenue.

How many people work at Jarden in Muncie was unclear on Tuesday. When Jarden announced in 2014 it would close its Daleville facility and move those offices to Fishers, just north of Indianapolis, the company said about 120 worked at the Muncie facility.

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