New in the collection: Reidsville beer pennant

Pennant with Miller High Life logo and the words, "it's Miller Time in Reidsville"

“If you have a can of Miller beer in the refrigerator, there is a pretty good chance you have a product of Ball Corp.‘s Reidsville can plant. Not the beer, but the can itself.

“Ball, the world’s largest beverage can maker, has owned the plant since 1998. It employs 187 people [and] produces 1.8 billion recyclable aluminum cans a year….”

— From “Ball’s can plant in Reidsville” in the Greensboro News & Record (May 22, 2011)

“In 2015, MillerCoors announced it would close the brewery [in Eden] and lay off the 500 or so people who worked there.

“Then, in 2016, Ball Corp., which had made the cans and packaging for MillerCoors, said it would close its plant in nearby Reidsville in mid-2017.”

— From “The Downsides of ‘Efficiency’ “ by Alana Semuels in the Atlantic (March 2, 2017)

From happier times, this celebratory souvenir pennant.