Admiral Beverage and affiliated companies have been quenching the thirst of the Pepsi generation for over 50 years. Thanks to a chance meeting with a Denver Pepsi-Cola bottler in 1945, Newell Sargent decided to leave his employment at George W. Clayton College for Boys and venture into the soft drink business. A two year search for a small bottling plant led Mr. Sargent and his wife, Mabel, to Worland, Wyoming. The Sargents’ sold their home and borrowed money from both of their parents and an aunt and purchased the Worland Bottling Plant. They opened for business as Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company in June of 1947. The one-production line operation bottled two flavors, Pepsi-Cola and Nesbitt Orange. In the early days in Worland, Mr. Sargent batched and Mrs. Sargent ran the twelve spout Diamond filler. Two full time employees completed the work force that produced, sold and distributed 1100 cases a week. It was a modest beginning to a group of affiliated companies that now employ over 1600 employees with 35 facilities operating in an eight state region, and producing 48 flavors and brands in bottles and cans. Continue Reading
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The Worland, Wyo.-based company manufactures and distributes PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) brands, and distributes MillerCoors brands.
In total, the company distributes just less than 1,600 SKUs in its nine-state territory, mainly consisting of the country’s mountain states. In addition to Wyoming, Utah, Montana, South Dakota, Idaho, Colorado and New Mexico, Admiral Beverage distributes in Alaska and parts of Texas. But it all started in Wyoming. Continue Reading