by: Brittney Donovan, Action News Jax Updated:
Gov. Rick Scott met state and city leaders in Jacksonville Tuesday to talk about the expansion of Anheuser-Busch's aluminum bottle line and the jobs it’s bringing to Jacksonville.
Mayor Lenny Curry met Scott at Anheuser-Busch's new aluminum bottle plant on Ellis Road for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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The expansion allows the plant to begin producing 16-ounce aluminum bottles of Budweiser and Bud Light.
Scott said the new plant brings 100 new jobs to Jacksonville.
Local leaders said veterans make up 43 percent of the Anheuser-Busch's workforce in Jacksonville.
Scott congratulated the company for its continued effort to hire veterans and help in lowering their unemployment rate.
Veteran talks about the support from Anheuser Busch from transition from military to civilian life pic.twitter.com/B6ZWQGaA9m— Deanna Bettineschi (@DeannaANjax) May 16, 2017
Gov scott here at Anheuser Busch to talk about expansion of an aluminum bottle line in jax pic.twitter.com/7pcRN4B82K— Deanna Bettineschi (@DeannaANjax) May 16, 2017
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