Windsor beat out Cheyenne, Wyo., in landing the plant. The lack of infrastructure and a state tax break that Colorado offers hurt Cheyenne's chances, officials say.
The 500,000-square-foot Owens-Illinois, Inc. plant is expected to open in January 2005 and provide 150 new jobs.
Toledo-based Owens-Illinois announced in February that it would build a new glass container manufacturing plant somewhere in Colorado or Wyoming.
An expanded contract to supply 12-ounce bottles for Anheuser-Busch led Owens-Illinois to considering moving the site closer to the growing brewery.
The Windsor site was picked over Cheyenne and a site north of Greeley, which had offered the company a $1 million incentive.
In a statement, Owens-Illinois chairman Joseph H. Lemieux said Windsor was picked, in part, because of its accessibility to natural gas, power, highways and trains and the area's workforce.