Marking a Milestone; Celebrating 100 Years of Refreshment
The Cullman Times
It’s been a hundred years since the Cullman Coca- Cola Bottling Company sold it’s first bottle of what is now the best-selling soft drink in the world.
In addition to Coca-Cola, Cullman Coca-Cola now sells over 400 different brands and packages throughout Cullman and Blount Counties and parts of Morgan and Winston Counties. Brands include: Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Minute Maid, Mellow Yellow, Dasani Water, Powerade . . . and much more! Coca-Cola even offers numerous products that are zero or low calorie drinks.
Cullman Coca-Cola, founded in 1913, was originally located in downtown Cullman. Years later, the distribution center was moved to north part of town in Cullman and then was relocated to Good Hope. In 1975, Cullman Coca-Cola moved to their current location at 1145 Co Rd 437. Today, Cullman Coca-Cola, a division id Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, continues to distribute products under exclusive franchise agreements with The Coca-Cola Company and other beverage franchise companies.
Jeff Williams, Sales Center Manager Cullman/West Alabama Coca-Cola said, “There are not many companies who have celebrated 100 years of business here in Cullman. All of our past and present employees which are the real secret ingredient of Cullman Coca-Cola are proud of refreshing the citizens and local businesses of Cullman and the surrounding counties for over a century! We are also honored to have had a long history of supporting our communities through our sponsorships of the Cullman Park and Recreation, American Canter Society’s Relay for Life, our local schools, Cullman Fair Association and many, many more.”
“We will kick-off our 100 year celebration at Heritage Park on June 21st and 22nd at “Rock The South” where some of the biggest names in country music will be performing.” said, Rod Painter, Cullman Sales Manager. Coca-Cola thanks Cullman and the Cullman Area for the past 100 years of business and looks forward to many more. Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. plans to continue expanding and growing to better serve their dedicated customers.