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Anheuser-Busch to invest about $80 million in subsidiary facility

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | 9:35 a.m. CST

ST. LOUIS — Anheuser-Busch said it will invest between $70 million and $80 million to increase production capacity at its Metal Container Corp. subsidiary in the St. Louis suburb of Arnold.

The Jefferson County facility produces aluminum cans for Anheuser-Busch and soda makers. Anheuser-Busch says the expansion should be complete next year and will help Metal Container Corp. maintain the more than 100 workers at the plant.

The maker of beers such as Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob said the expansion is made possible through a property tax abatement program in collaboration with the city and county.

In October, Anheuser-Busch announced plans to invest $1 billion in facilities across the country during the next three years.

 


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Greg Allen February 14, 2012 | 1:58 p.m.

Having this article on the same front page with the story about the soup kitchen is kind of weird. What are our priorities? Helping our fellow humans or beer? Not that beer is bad, but even a tiny fraction of that money could help a lot of people.

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frank christian February 14, 2012 | 2:38 p.m.

What I consider "weird" is the inability of some of us to even read about a capitalistic creation of wealth that will bring enjoyment and jobs for thousands, if not millions of our people across our country, without complaining about the number "soup kitchens" that could be built with the money.

"the expansion should be complete next year and will help Metal Container Corp. maintain the more than 100 workers at the plant." Why would this sentence not bring joy to the heart of one so concerned for "people"? Ideology, perhaps?

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Jimmy Bearfield February 14, 2012 | 3:22 p.m.

Greg, the next time you want to buy beer -- or an iPad or a big-screen TV or a bicycle -- why not take that money and donate it to the soup kitchen instead? Choose to do without so others do not have to do without.

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Gerald Shelnutt February 14, 2012 | 3:30 p.m.

Frank is right.

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Michael Williams February 14, 2012 | 4:49 p.m.

What are our priorities? Helping our fellow humans or beer?
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Ummmm, don't rush me....I'm thinking......
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Not that beer is bad, but even a tiny fraction of that money could help a lot of people.

It might help to know that we spend more than 1 billion a year on......drum roll........chewing gum.

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Ellis Smith February 15, 2012 | 6:37 a.m.

Frank:

Bravo! Capitalism assumes that people are capable of making their own choices, which may be good or bad ones; socialism assumes that people are incapable of making their own choices, wise or unwise, and because they are stupid and venal and don't have doctorates from Harvard, Yale or Princeton, choices must be made for them by some idiot in Washout, D.C. (who, in practical matters, doesn't know his/her posterior from a hole in the ground).

We should feel genuinely sorry for citizens in Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal, etc., but their present plight serves to showcase socialism for what it really is. Will Americans get the message?

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