We are based at 916 West Darlington Street in Florence, SC and employ approximately 80 people. We enjoy the use of one of the more modern and up-to-date distribution centers in the Pee Dee, and it is specifically designed for the beverage industry. The storage part of our facility is a Controlled Environment Warehouse, meeting the exact temperature and environmental standards of Anheuser-Busch, Inc. The loading and unloading areas allow for multiple activities and flexibility. Our office area is second to none, in design and comfort. In 2000, renovations were completed that doubled the size of our beer storage area and dramatically increased office size, positioning the company for future growth.
In 2009, we dramatically expanded the number of products we carry and again had to undergo renovations within our warehouse by adding a “racking” system to store and organize all the new products. We also retrofitted all our lighting fixtures to reduce power usage, approximately 350,000 kWh annually. This is consistent with our environmental efforts of recycling and fuel reduction.
Crown Beverages, Inc is franchised by Anheuser-Busch, Inc. to sell Anheuser-Busch products in a seven-county area of South Carolina. Those seven counties are: Florence, Darlington, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Dillon, Marion and Williamsburg. We proudly serve over 800 customers and annually sell approximately 2.5 million cases of product from our extensive beverage portfolio. In addition to the Anheuser-Busch brands, we are also licensed to sell many other brands of beer and non-alcoholic drinks within this same territory. Today we represent over 30 different Suppliers and carry over 350 different brands.