By Special to the Daily News
Published: Monday, May 18, 2015 at
MILTON — Goldring Gulf Distributing showed off their new $18 million
beverage distribution center at the Santa Rosa Industrial Park with a ribbon
cutting ceremony Monday morning.
Goldring’s new 191,450 square
foot Beverage Distribution Center was built to combine the company’s Fort
Walton Beach and Pensacola facilities. The new operation, which opened in
February, employs 220 people and services more than 2,200 retail
Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony included Elliot Maisel, chairman and
CEO of Gulf Distributing Holdings LLC; Santa Rosa County Commissioner Don
Salter and Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward.
"We had no one in the company quit because we closed Fort Walton and Pensacola
facilities,” Maisel said. "We are a business family and we are going to add
more jobs, we continue to add more jobs.”
Tours of the new facility were also given after the ribbon cutting
Goldring Gulf Distributing is
a total beverage distributor representing more than 75 different suppliers
including MillerCoors, Heineken, Crown
Imports, SweetWater, Abita, New Belgium
Brewing, Red Bull North America, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and
Goldring Gulf Distributing
Company is part of Gulf Distributing Holdings LLC, which is the parent company
of four beverage distribution operations: Gulf Distributing Company of Mobile
in Alabama, Allstate Beverage Company in Montgomery, Alabama, Energy Beverage Management
Company in Mississippi and Goldring Gulf Distributing.
Working with the Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office, Goldring Gulf Distributing
purchased 35 acres in the industrial park in December 2013 for $20,000 per
acre. The county’s land pricing program is an incentive available for new and
expanding industry that offers discounted land pricing on county owned
industrial park property.
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