Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Every two years, Crown’s Chairman’s Sustainability Awards recognize plants in our global network for their outstanding sustainability achievements in three categories: Economic, Environmental and Social. In 2016, facilities in Vietnam, Spain and the United Kingdom have been recognized for exemplary contributions to the Company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

Ghostfish Brewing Company Grapefruit IPA
Friday, August 4, 2017

Today, August 4th, is IPA (India Pale Ale) Day.

The IPA, while a current staple in the craft beer and alcoholic beverage categories today, has a rich history that dates back to the 1700s. The IPA was created to solve the problem of providing beer for the British Empire in the east, namely in India, where it was too hot to brew. As such, a strong beer that could survive the grueling six-month journey from Britain was sought after. Ultimately, the IPA, which is a hoppy style beer within the broader category of pale ale, was developed. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Crown’s innovations have been recognized with a number of prestigious awards in 2017.

Gold Award

At the 29th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, Crown received a Gold Award for packaging innovation.

Crown Reveal Technology
Monday, July 17, 2017

With the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market thriving in many parts of the world, product proliferation has been driven to new heights. For example, in the U.S. alone, 21,435 food and beverage products and 18,694 nonfood products were introduced to the market in 2016. That’s a lot of choice for consumers, but options are exactly what today’s shoppers are looking for.

Pictured at the June 21, 2017 awards presentation (left to right) is Alex Lueck, Xcel Energy; Bill  Clements, Crown Beverage Packaging; Chad Bulman, Focus on Energy; Chad Jacobsen,  Crown Beverage Packaging; Randy Urness, Focus on Energy.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Crown is committed to living by the principles of sustainability across its business. When it comes to our manufacturing facilities, while the mantra is ‘safety first,’ employees are also challenged to continually raise the standard of excellence by which we operate and to identify ways to improve productivity and reduce our impact on the environment.

Crown’s beverage can facility in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has recently shown its strength in this area by being recognized for its work with the state’s Focus on Energy program.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Each year, the United States commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. Over the years, the holiday has become an opportunity for Americans to celebrate the country’s independence in a variety of ways. Many choose to hit the beach, barbeque or even have a picnic.

Child in Kitchen with cans
Friday, June 16, 2017

Vegetables come in an array of shapes, sizes and colors. Sautéed, steamed, boiled or braised, they can also be prepared in a variety of ways, providing consumers with countless meal options. The true value in vegetables, however, lies in their nutrition. Low in fat, cholesterol, and calories, while remaining abundant in nutrients, a diet rich in vegetables may help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and other ailments.1 Without these tasty and versatile foods, our meals would lack the nutrients needed to keep us going throughout the day.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Skillsoft, a leader in online education, recently interviewed our Chief Technology Officer, Daniel Abramowicz, Ph.D., to get his perspective on innovation. In this video, Dan discusses what he calls "in the box" thinking, where we work to put constraints on a challenge to help stimulate ideas and improve Crown’s success rate for new ideas. Often, people assume innovation requires a blank canvas and complete freedom of scope. Our experience at Crown challenges this view.

 

Crown team at ribbon cutting ceremony
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Crown officially opened the doors of its new, state-of-the-art beverage can plant in the United States on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The event was attended by a variety of state and local officials as well as customers, suppliers and other guests.

Decorative Cans
Friday, May 19, 2017

Metal offers many unique attributes that make it ideal for promotional packaging and gifts. It offers great versatility in terms of shape, facilitating creative designs that make products easily pop off increasingly crowded retail shelves. From square and rectangular to seamless, octagonal and irregular shapes, Crown can translate even the most unusual concept into reality through metal packaging.

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