You might say this company has a solid place in the soft drink market. Buffalo Rock is a leading bottling and distribution company that supplies soft drinks and other beverages from PepsiCo, including such brands as AquaFina, Mountain Dew, Pepsi, and Tropicana. The company also bottles beverages from Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Kraft Foods, as well as its own brands Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale and Dr. Wham. In addition to beverages, Buffalo Rock distributes food products and other supplies to customers in the foodservice industry, and it operates a food-vending distribution business. The family-owned company boasts more than a dozen distribution facilities that serve customers in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.
Grocer Sidney Lee joined the beverage business in the late 1800s by making the ginger ale that gave the company its name. Buffalo Rock began bottling Pepsi products in the 1950s. It is credited with several industry firsts, including the introduction of three-liter plastic bottles and 12- and 20-ounce plastic bottles.
Although the company only operates one production facility, Buffalo Rock is constantly upgrading its technology and expanding its capacity at the site. The production facility, located in Birmingham, AL., operates 24/7. – less