500 Job Source
10 Longs Peak Drive
Broomfield, CO 80021
CEO: David Hoover
Stock Symbol: BLL
Ball Corporation is a leading supplier
of high-quality metal and plastic packaging products and owns
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., which develops sensors,
spacecraft, systems and components for government and commercial
Ball is a major supplier to the bottled
water market and makes cans for beverages.
Ball Aerospace is based in Boulder, CO and employs approximately 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff worldwide. Customers include NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, NOAA and various aerospace prime contractors.
The company overall employs more than 14,000 people in over 90 locations worldwide.
In 2008, Ball reported total revenues of $7.6 billion and net income of $319.5 million.
The company originally began when five
Ball brothers started a new business in 1880 in Buffalo, NY.
Two of the brothers, Frank and Edmund, borrowed $200 from their
Uncle George, a minister, to go into business selling wood-jacketed
tin containers to hold paint, varnishes and kerosene. They named
their business the Wooden Jacket Can Company. Their product was
so successful they expanded their line. Soon, the brothers had
refined their original product to tin-jacketed, glass-lined containers.
In 1884, the renamed Ball Brothers Glass
Manufacturing Company began manufacturing yet another new product
- the home canning jar, which would one day make Ball a household
name. The company is still best known by the public for its home
canning jars, which it no longer makes. In 1887, the five Ball
brothers - Edmund, Frank, George, Lucius and William - moved
their business to Muncie, IN, to take advantage of a natural
gas boom in the Midwest. Great quantities of natural gas were
necessary to make glass. Ball acquired the first of several small
glass companies in 1898, and printed the first Ball Blue Book
- featuring home canning recipes and techniques - in 1909.
In 1956, Ball formed the Ball Brothers
Research Corporation which is known today as Ball Aerospace &
Maximum of 22% pre-tax contributions annually (via payroll deduction).
Eight investment options to choose from, funds managed by Vanguard.
401(k) PERFORMANCE SHARING MATCH PROGRAM
Based on company performance Ball Aerospace will match employee
401(k) contributions up to 4% of base pay.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT (Elective) (Cost Varies)
Coverage available in increments of $10,000 up to a maximum of
DENTAL INSURANCE BENEFITS (No additional cost)
Percentage Preventive Care 100%
Minor Restoration 80%
Major Restoration 50%
Maximum Plan: $50 Employee, $100 Family
Intermediate Plan: $100 Employee, $200 Family
Basic Plan: $150 Employee, $300 Family
DEPENDENT CARE REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT (DCRA)
A plan that enables you to pay for day care costs on a pre-tax
Paid a percentage of salary based on service with the company
for a period of time up to 26 weeks.
Effective 6 months after disability incurred. 60% of salary,
up to $5,000/mo, paid until age 65; coordination with Social
Security and other disability income.
- On-site training
- In-state tuition reimbursement
- Student loans
- Scholarship program (for dependents)
New Year's Day
Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
3 Floating Holidays
LONG-TERM CARE (Elective) (Cost Varies)
Provides long term custodial care for help with normal activities
of daily living if needed. Also available for spouse, parents,
and parents-in-laws. Portable monthly premium based on age of
each individual at time of entrance of plan.
MEDICAL INSURANCE BENEFITS
HEALTH CARE REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT (HCRA)
HCRA enables pre-tax payment for medical/dental deductibles,
non covered expenses and coinsurance.
Noncontributory - Company funded
Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Elective)
Employee may purchase up to $500 per month.
Company match of 20%.
No minimum holding time.
Must have completed six consecutive months of service to participate.
Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Company matches 401(k) contributions at 50% to a maximum of $1,000
annually. Vesting at 20% per year in the company matched portion.
TERM LIFE (Cost Varies)
Up to 5 times your base salary to a maximum of $500,000.
TRAVEL ACCIDENT COVERAGE
Additional life coverage while on business travel provided. $100,000
or 5X salary up to $250,000.
3 weeks annually with less than 10 years service.
4 weeks annually with greater than 10 years service.
Updated June 20, 2009