N E W S R E L E A S E
Nov. 14, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Russell Seymour, Director Economic Development, James City County
James City County recognizes Anheuser-Busch Williamsburg Brewery and Ball Corporation
James City County Board of Supervisors (BOS) recognized Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Ball Metal at the Nov. 13 BOS meeting for celebrating 40 years of operation in James City County. The Resolutions of Appreciation were presented to Mr. Rick Shippey, Plant Manager of Anheuser-Busch Williamsburg Brewery and Mr. Dennis Lutz, Administrative Manager of Ball Corporation Williamsburg Plant.
In presenting the Resolutions of Appreciation, Roberts District Supervisor and 2012 Board Chairman, John McGlennon said, “It’s hard to believe, but it has been 40 years since this County was transformed by the arrival of Anheuser-Busch and Ball Metal, which together helped to create a new industry in this County that has been a fundamental driver of our economy ever since.”
McGlennon read each of the Resolutions of Appreciation in full at Tuesday’s BOS meeting. You may view the Resolutions in full online: Anheuser-Busch Williamsburg Brewery and Ball Corporation Williamsburg Plant.
In accepting the Resolution of Appreciation on behalf of Ball Corporation, Lutz stated, “The plant has been here for 40 years and was the first plant built by Ball Metal. We’ve enjoyed being in business here for 40 years and hope to be here for another 40 years.”
In accepting the Resolution of Appreciation on behalf of Anheuser-Busch, Shippey stated, “We appreciate this, it’s been a long road here in Williamsburg, but a good one for both the County and the company.”
Pictured L to R: BOS Chair, John McGlennon; Dennis Lutz, Ball Metal; Rick Shippey, Anheuser-Busch