New Anheuser-Busch bottling facility brings 100 jobs to Jacksonville

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.

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