Every day we Americans open more than 140 million cans. Last year our plants turned out the astounding total of 60 billion cans of all sizes and shapes. Of this total, the beer industry alone accounts for 14 billion. This in turn requires almost six million tons of steel. In addition, several hundred thousand tons of aluminum were used. Is it any wonder then, that we refer to the dynamic nature of this can making industry.
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