Crown Aerosol Plants Achieve SQF Certification

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CROWN Aerosol Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (, is pleased to announce its achievement certifying to the Safe Quality Food Level 2 code at their Faribault, Minnesota and Alsip, Illinois plants. The plants currently manufacture aerosol containers for personal care and food brands.

The SQF Management System, recognized by leading manufacturers and retailers worldwide, is designed to provide organizations with a system to manage food and product safety by controlling a rigorous regimen of Good Manufacturing Process and Standard Operating Procedures. “We are excited about this new certification and the opportunities it brings,” said Douglas McFadden, Director of Quality for CROWN Aerosol Packaging North America. “Not only does it improve service for our current business but it prepares us for new customers who require this specific SQF certification level. Ultimately, we are providing peace-of-mind that our plants are adhering to the highest product safety standards.”

Additional aerosol plants are currently in the process of obtaining their SQF certification. CROWN Aerosol Packaging North America hopes to have all of its plants achieve a Level 2 certification by the end of the year.

About CROWN Aerosol Packaging North America

CROWN Aerosol Packaging North America has helped global brands to become leaders within various market segments by producing high quality metal packaging. As the number one producer of tinplate aerosol cans in the world, Crown merges unique decorating capabilities and the latest aerosol technologies to create metal packaging that not only meets rigorous industry requirements, but also meets the everyday demands and expectations from consumers.

About Crown Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Crown Holdings, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging products for consumer marketing companies around the world.  Crown makes a wide range of metal packaging for food, beverage, household, personal care and industrial products and metal vacuum closures and caps.  As of December 31, 2014, the Company operated 149 plants located in 40 countries, employing approximately 23,000 people. For more information, visit

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