Bennu Glass, located at the Port of Kalama, WA, US, has been sold to Owens-Illinois, to enhance its capabilities in the growing wine market on the West Coast and the important craft beer market.
The Bennu Glass wine bottle plant at the Port of Kalama has been sold to Owens-Illinois (O-I), one of the US’ largest glass container companies.
O-I officials said its takeover of Bennu Glass LCC will be seamless, but they declined to say whether the 90-member workforce will change or whether the new owner will make any substantial capital investment in the bottle plant.
“The acquisition enhances O-I’s capabilities in the growing wine market on the West Coast and the important craft beer market,” Owens-Illinois spokesman Ryan McCarthy said in a written statement.
McCarthy said the plant will be renamed O-I Kalama.
Neither side would disclose the purchase price.
The Kalama glass factory produces primarily wine bottles, as well as 22-ounce beer bottles.
As a leading manufacturer in glass containers and packaging products, Owens-Illinois employs about 21,100 people at 75 plants in 21 countries.