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Dana Distributors - Goshen, New York - Company History

Company History

1970

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.

1971

 Kerry English joined the company as a Salesman

1972

 Dana moved to a newly constructed warehouse and office facilities in Middletown, NY

1974

 Budweiser became the largest selling beer in Orange County

1979

 Dana doubled the size of its warehouse and office facilities

1980

Dana sold more than one million cases for the first time.

1987

Fred Dana, Jr. came into the business as sales manager

1990

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

1995

Dana Distributors celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary

2000

Dana purchased the Anheuser-Busch distribution rights for Rockland County

2001

Dana purchased the Anheuser-Busch distribution rights for Sullivan County

2002

All three operations move into a newly constructed 115,000 square foot facility located in Goshen, NY

2004

James F. English retires. The new officers are Kerry J. English President, Fred Dana, Jr. Vice-President

2006

Patrick English joins the company as a salesman. Dana acquires Monster and Arizona brands

2007

Dana acquires the Inbev brands to add to its portfolio

2008

Inbev purchases Anheuser-Busch, new corporate name Anheuser-Busch In-Bev

2009

Patrick English named Non-Alcoholic Brand Supervisor, which includes the brands Monster, Arizona, Nesquick and more

2011

Acquired Polar Soda brands

2013

Kerry J. English retires. The new officers are Fred Dana, Jr. President, Patrick English Vice-President. Acquired Sparkling Ice brand.

TODAY 

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.

 


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