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Ball Corporation began as a family business in Buffalo, NY in 1880. Five brothers — Edmund, Frank, George, Lucius and William Ball, with a $200 for their uncle, began producing wood-jacketed tin cans for products like paint and kerosene. They soon expanded to glass- and tin-jacketed containers.

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Nearly 135 years later, Ball has grown into a worldwide metal packaging company that makes billions of recyclable metal containers each year. Much like the legacy glass jar for home canning, Ball’s packaging products today enhance the lives of people across the globe including a unique, half-century old aerospace business that delivers innovative aerospace systems and technologies for U.S. and international customers.