Spartanburg Sells Keg Division

Swiss company to continue production in US

Franke Beverage Containers has expanded its North American operations by acquiring the beer keg production activities of Spartanburg Stainless Products, Inc., South Carolina.

This acquisition will give Franke the ability to serve the entire North American market. Franke Beverage Containers will relocate the keg manufacturing equipment to Ruston, Louisiana which will be put into operation during the second quarter of 2007.

Spartanburg sold its keg division so that it could focus on other core stainless steel products.

Franke, a Swiss company based in the city of Aarburg, is a global supplier of kegs to the brewing industry. It supplies over a million kegs a year in 41 countries.