Ardagh Group - Madera
2441 Avenue 12
Madera, CA 93637
The Ardagh Group plant in Madera, CA was built in 1970 as a joint venture between Indian Head Inc. and United Vintners, operating as Madera Glass. In 1975 the facility was purchased by TBG, and then by InCon Packaging in 1983. In 1987, Ball and InCon formed Ball-InCon Glass Packaging as a joint venture. In 1990, Ball-InCon became wholly-owned by Ball Corporation. Four years later in 1994, the name was changed to Ball Glass Container Corporation. Then in 1995, Ball and Saint-Gobain formed Ball-Foster Glass Container Corp. (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 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 Madera plant has two furnaces that use 863 tons of raw and recycled materials in its continuous operations, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Madera facility has approximately 325 hourly-represented and salaried employees that manufacture approximately one million glass bottles each day for the wine market.
Ardagh Group’s Madera plant was certified for the first time in 2012.
The energy efficiency at this site was improved through the: