Ball Aerospace plans Broomfield expansion

BROOMFIELD — Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL), a Broomfield-based metal-packaging manufacturer with a major aerospace division, has proposed an expansion of its Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. operations in Broomfield.

“Our aerospace business continues to grow and is actively hiring,” Ball’s corporate communications director Renee Robinson said in an email Monday. “As a result, we are continuing to invest in and expand our facilities to accommodate this increasing labor base.”

The city’s planning and zoning commission is set to consider a proposal this evening that could add nearly 137,000 square feet of office and research and development space to Ball’s existing roughly 121,000-square-foot R&D operation on 10 Longs Peak Drive. 

The firm is expecting to add 600 aerospace jobs in the next year. The new employees “will be spread across all aerospace facilities in the U.S., including those in Boulder, Broomfield and Westminster,” Robinson told BizWest in May.

Ball Aerospace could nearly 137,000 square feet to its Broomfield headquarters. Courtesy Broomfield planning documents.

Ball Aerospace also has local operations in Boulder, but the firm lists the Longs Peak Drive address as the firm’s principal headquarters location, Colorado Secretary of State filings show. Ball has operated at the Longs Peak Drive location since 1996.

“It’s been about 23 years since we built our building in Broomfield and we are really looking forward to expanding our facility,” Ball Aerospace facilities manager Damon Zuetell told Broomfield officials during a June concept review session held on the project. 

During that meeting, it was recommended that Ball “consider potential options for adding pedestrian

connectivity in the area, as well as a request for inclusion of bike racks and electric car charging stations,” according to a Broomfield city memo. Those issues have been addressed in Ball’s most recent project plan.

Ball Corp. is in the process of constructing a new four-building, 186,000-square-foot headquarters at the existing site of Ball’s Packaging Office Center at 9343 W. 108th Circle in Westminster.

BROOMFIELD — Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL), a Broomfield-based metal-packaging manufacturer with a major aerospace division, has proposed an expansion of its Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. operations in Broomfield.

“Our aerospace business continues to grow and is actively hiring,” Ball’s corporate communications director Renee Robinson said in an email Monday. “As a result, we are continuing to invest in and expand our facilities to accommodate this increasing labor base.”

The city’s planning and zoning commission is set to consider a proposal this evening that could add nearly 137,000 square feet of office and research and development space to Ball’s existing roughly 121,000-square-foot R&D operation on 10 Longs Peak Drive. 

The firm is expecting to add 600 aerospace jobs in the next year. The new employees “will be spread across all aerospace facilities in the U.S., including those in Boulder, Broomfield and Westminster,” Robinson told BizWest in May.

Ball Aerospace could nearly 137,000 square feet to its Broomfield headquarters. Courtesy Broomfield planning documents.

Ball Aerospace also has local operations in Boulder, but the firm lists the Longs Peak Drive address as the firm’s principal headquarters location, Colorado Secretary of State filings show. Ball has operated at the Longs Peak Drive location since 1996.

“It’s been about 23 years since we built our building in Broomfield and we are really looking forward to expanding our facility,” Ball Aerospace facilities manager Damon Zuetell told Broomfield…