Two Ball Employees Recognized with Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards

    Two Ball Employees Recognized with Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 17, 2013

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Two Ball Corporation (NYSE:
BLL) employees have been  recognized by  The Manufacturing Institute,
Deloitte, University of Phoenix and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
with Women in Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering and Production
(STEP) Awards for excellence and leadership in manufacturing. Lisa Pauley,
senior vice president, human resources and administration, and  Andrea Chavez,
director of manufacturing and test operations, Ball Aerospace & Technologies
Corp., join 120 other woman honorees, representing all levels of manufacturing
from the factory floor to the C Suite.

"We are pleased that Lisa and Andrea's achievements are being recognized
through this important new initiative, which aligns with Ball Corporation's
efforts to encourage and embrace diversity of thought as vital to our
company's success," said John A. Hayes, Ball's president and chief executive
officer. "These women have demonstrated excellence and leadership throughout
their careers and serve as role models for other women at Ball, as well as
throughout our industry."

View profiles for Lisa Pauley and Andrea Chavez.

The STEP Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative to examine and
promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition,
research and best practices for attracting, advancing and retaining strong
female talent. The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)3
affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers.

"The STEP Ahead initiative was founded to change perceptions of the
manufacturing industry and create new opportunities for women in the sector,"
said Latondra Newton, group vice president at Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
and chairwoman of the STEP Ahead initiative. "This initiative is the call for
action to transform the face of today's manufacturing talent and ensure that
women can contribute to the future of this industry."

A 2011 survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute found that nearly
70 percent of American manufacturing companies have a moderate to severe
shortage of available, qualified workers. Manufacturing companies cannot fill
as many as 600,000 skilled positions, even as unemployment numbers hover at
historically high levels. Additionally, labor statistics show that women are
underrepresented in the manufacturing workforce and in manufacturing
leadership ranks.

On Feb. 5, The Manufacturing Institute and its STEP Ahead initiative partners
will recognize the 122 recipients of the STEP Awards at a reception in
Washington, D.C. The STEP Awards program will highlight each honoree's story,
including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing.

View the list and profiles of all STEP Award honorees.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for
beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other
technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation
and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported
2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other
company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

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might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and
preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging
availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop
yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity
improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other
restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or
loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and
changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our
aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of
government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical
uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the
company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in
senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity,
credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful
acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health
and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products
filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or
in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological
developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other
litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned
on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes;
uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced
cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results
due to statutory audits or other effects.



SOURCE Ball Corporation

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