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7-Eleven is Youngstown Chill-Can company's first client

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Future Youngstown employer The Joseph Co. International got its hi-tech beverage can product officially announced today by global giant 7-Eleven.

The Vindicator first broke news two weeks ago that the cans were about to hit the market, but the store brand was under wraps until today.

Read the full 7-Eleven release here.

Youngstown native Mitchell Joseph expects to have production in full gear at the East Side plant by summer 2019. Very light production will happen there by the end of this summer.

Joseph’s company broke ground November 2016 at 130 N. Lane Ave. for the $20 million-plus chill-can technology, can-filling and distribution center. The Irvine, Calif.-based company has the trademark to the “chill can,” which allows a drink to be chilled in less than a minute by twisting a knob on the can’s bottom.

The lower East Side location of Joseph Company International’s East Coast operations is under construction where his great-grandfather founded and operated Star Bottling Co. from 1921 to 1970.