RALEIGH – Ball Metal Beverage Container is going to build a huge 800,000 square foot facility in Cabarrus County and create more than 200 jobs in a $384 million investment under an agreement signed with the state of North Carolina on Monday.

The company will join Red Bull and Rauch in the beverage manufacturing hub being built in Concord. Red Bull and Rauch recently announced expansion plans for the site.

“We believed throughout this recruitment that Ball would be the third piece of this historic economic development package and we are delighted it has been confirmed,” said Governor Roy Cooper. in Tuesday’s announcement “We’re excited that there will be even more available good paying jobs in the Cabarrus County area.”

The Department of Commerce’s Economic Investment Committee agreed to award the firm more than $3 million in tax incentives. Local incentives and training add another $3 million to the package.

Ball Metal Beverage Container is part of Ball Corporation.

The firm manufactured more than 40% of all metal containers made in 2019, according to the EIC.

“The beverage manufacturing campus in Cabarrus County is now a billion-dollar operation with the addition of Ball,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “This is a powerful illustration of the opportunities and confidence that growing companies have in North Carolina’s resilient economy, robust infrastructure and diverse manufacturing workforce.”