Common questions

When did Newell buy Ball?

When did Newell buy Ball?

Background information on Newell Alltrista was created in April of 1993 as a spin off company from Ball Corporation to own and make Ball products under licence. Nine years later, in May 2002, the name was changed to the invented name of “Jarden.”

Who owns Mason jars?

Newell Brands
Today, the Ball brand mason jars and home canning supplies belongs to Newell Brands.

Why is there a shortage of Ball canning lids?

It all began last year when the pandemic hit in early 2020. Stuck at home, people picked up gardening, then canning their harvest. “That led to a supply shortage of canning lids,” said Suzanne Driessen, University of Minnesota Extension food safety educator.

Why are there no ball jars?

“The demand has resulted in supply constraints, extended lead times and recently limited product availability at stores and online,” a company spokesperson said in a statement, according to CNN.

What kind of products does Alltrista Corporation make?

Through its consumer products operation, Alltrista manufactures and markets several well-known lines of home canning products, including Ball and Kerr. Through its zinc operation, the company is the primary supplier of zinc penny blanks to the U.S. and Royal Canadian Mints.

Where was the original Alltrista Canning Company located?

The company began trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker JARS. Headquartered in Muncie, the newly formed Alltrista consisted of seven diverse businesses, some of which were more than 100 years old. The oldest was the Consumer Products Company, which consisted of the original Ball jar business along with a line of other canning-related products.

Why did Alltrista buy the plastics company Viking?

The Viking purchase also dovetailed well with Alltrista’s existing plastics operation, creating operational synergies. For example, prior to its acquisition, Viking had relied on outside suppliers for the large plastic sheet it used in its thermoforming operations.

When did Alltrista buy the lumenx company?

Alltrista’s LumenX Company, which Ball had acquired in the late 1980s, built customized industrial inspection systems that used x-ray and machine vision technologies. LumenX products were used primarily by the automotive and automotive component industries.