More than 500 people in Southside Virginia and northern North Carolina will be losing their jobs next September when MillerCoors Brewing shuts down beer production in Eden, North Carolina. In an announcement the company blamed loss of sales to craft brewers among other factors.
Average compensation for jobs at the MillerCoors Brewery is around $100,000 a year. That's far above almost anything else along the Virginia/North Carolina state line. Eden mayor Wayne Tuggle says job losses won't stop there, given that other industries in the region exist to support the brewery.