Preserving America for More Than 125 Years
Share in Our History
The production of the first Ball® branded glass jar marks the beginning of a fascinating history. The Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company began manufacturing fruit jars in 1884 in Buffalo, New York. After a destructive fire in the Buffalo plant, however, the five Ball brothers and their families relocated to Muncie, Indiana, where their business has become known worldwide.
As a leader in home food preservation, Jarden Home Brands is committed to continuing the tradition started by the Ball brothers and handed down through generations by providing quality products to help Americans preserve garden fresh produce. Join us in continuing our efforts to Preserve America for the next 125 years.
Browse our helpful products and get started.Visit the store
Find out how much pectin you'll need for your jellies and jams, and which kinds of fruits will work best.Get Started
Access our handy glossary to learn the ins and outs of canning technology.View Glossary
History of Lid Technology
Check out the history behind Ball® and Kerr® lids.Learn more