Ardagh Group - Burlington
815 S. McHenry St.
Burlington, WI 53105
The Ardagh Group plant in Burlington, WI was built in 1966 by Foster-Forbes. In 1995, Ball and Saint-Gobain formed Ball-Foster Glass Container Co. LLC (including Foster-Forbes) as a joint venture. A year later, in 1996, Saint-Gobain purchased Ball’s interest in the joint venture making Ball-Foster a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain. On September 15, 2000, the name changed to Saint-Gobain Containers LLC. On January 1, 2001, the name was changed to Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. In 2010, the brand name was changed to Verallia. On April 11, 2014, Ardagh Group purchased Verallia North America, changing the name to Ardagh Glass Inc.
Today, the Burlington plant has two furnaces that use 567 tons of raw and recycled materials in its continuous operations, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Burlington facility has approximately 380 hourly-represented and salaried employees that manufacture approximately 1.9 million glass containers each day for the beer, beverage, food and spirits markets.
Ardagh Group’s Burlington plant was certified for the first time in 2013.
The energy efficiency at this site was improved through several projects, including the: