Dana Distributors, Inc. was founded by Frederick C. Dana, Sr. on October 26, 1970 and incorporated in Orange County, NY with Budweiser, Michelob and Piels franchises. They operated out of the old Sweeny Bottling Works building in Middletown, NY. The first corporate officers were Frederick C. Dana, Sr. as President, James F. English as Vice-President and Helen Dana as Secretary/Treasurer.
Kerry English joined the company as a Salesman
Dana moved to a newly constructed warehouse and office facilities in Middletown, NY
Budweiser became the largest selling beer in Orange County
Dana doubled the size of its warehouse and office facilities
Dana sold more than one million cases for the first time.
Fred Dana, Jr. came into the business as sales manager
Frederick C. Dana, Sr. steps down as President. The new officers are James F. English President, Kerry J. English Vice-President/General Manager, Fred Dana, Jr. Vice- President of Sales
Dana Distributors celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary
Dana purchased the Anheuser-Busch distribution rights for Rockland County
Dana purchased the Anheuser-Busch distribution rights for Sullivan County
All three operations move into a newly constructed 115,000 square foot facility located in Goshen, NY
James F. English retires. The new officers are Kerry J. English President, Fred Dana, Jr. Vice-President
Patrick English joins the company as a salesman. Dana acquires Monster and Arizona brands
Dana acquires the Inbev brands to add to its portfolio
Inbev purchases Anheuser-Busch, new corporate name Anheuser-Busch In-Bev
Patrick English named Non-Alcoholic Brand Supervisor, which includes the brands Monster, Arizona, Nesquick and more
Acquired Polar Soda brands
Kerry J. English retires. The new officers are Fred Dana, Jr. President, Patrick English Vice-President. Acquired Sparkling Ice brand.
Dana Distributors sells over three million cases annually. Dana is proud to support Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, American Cancer Society, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Goshen Historic Track, Boys and Girls Club of Wallkill and dozens of other local fundraising and charitable events.