Gulf Distributing opens major warehouse in McCalla

Longtime coastal distributor moved into Birmingham market with acquisition of Supreme Beverage Co.

Gulf Distributing Holdings serves 12 counties in the greater Birmingham region from its 170,000-square-foot facility in McCalla.

Gulf Distributing Holdings cut the ribbon Thursday on a 170,000-square-foot warehouse in McCalla, a base of operations for the 12-county region the company serves in the Birmingham area.

Gulf Distributing moved into the Birmingham region in 2017 with the acquisition of Supreme Beverage Co.

“The family-owned company knew early on that building a new facility would be necessary to accommodate the need for increased efficiency, better working conditions, and room for growth in the future,” the company said in announcing the opening of the new facility.

“We designed the warehouse to accommodate state-of-the-art technology, like our Cirrus Tech Crane System,” says Louis Maisel, senior vice president of the firm. “This advanced technology will enable our warehouse operations to work more efficiently by automating processes like pulling and storing inventory, rotating code dates and automatically replenishing high-volume items.”

The new facility includes a 10,000-square-foot draft cooler, sign shop, offices, meeting space and a 14-bay loading dock.

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Mobile-based Gulf Distributing Holdings, a family-owned firm, has five beverage distribution companies that serve all of Alabama and parts of Mississippi and Florida and has an interest in beverage distributorships in Texas and Colorado.

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