HOUSTON, TEXAS (October 9, 2014) – This week Silver Eagle Distributors, the nation’s largest Anheuser-Busch distributor, celebrated the opening of its newest distribution center. Located just a few miles east of downtown Houston at 3505 Pasadena Freeway, the LEED-certified building is approximately 400,000 square feet and sits on close to 50-acres. The addition of Pasadena is the distributor’s eighth facility in Texas, with its corporate headquarters and warehouse in Houston and six distribution facilities located in Conroe, Cypress, Rosenberg, San Antonio, Carrizo Springs and Del Rio.
The Pasadena facility is Silver Eagle’s first LEED-certified building. It is the company’s second branch in the Houston-area to be outfitted with a state-of-the-art warehouse management system, a key movement and storage tool for its warehouse operations. A little over 200 of Silver Eagle’s more than 1,300 employees will office out of the Pasadena facility, including positions in sales, warehouse, administration and fleet.
The new facility will also serve as a warehouse for the broad portfolio of Silver Eagle’s brands and a storage facility for the distributor’s other locations. One of the most unique features at the Pasadena center will be its no-drive-thru loading dock, a unique new industry trend with an efficient design that allows multiple trucks to be simultaneously loaded. Additionally, the center’s 25 receiving docks will be equipped with a special technology that will alleviate congestion and streamline the unloading process for forklift drivers. Other features include an insulated tilt-wall design and environmentally-friendly above-ground fuel storage tanks.
“The completion of our Pasadena facility is an exciting time for our company,” explains John L. Nau III, president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors. “While we have served the Pasadena community for many years out of our Houston branch, we are proud to have our newest facility located in Pasadena and look forward to our continued involvement in the community,” adds Nau.
As the largest Anheuser-Busch distributor in the U.S. and the second largest beer distributor in the nation, Silver Eagle Distributors employs more than 1,300 employees and manages roughly 48 million cases annually in 16 counties in southern Texas. Silver Eagle also distributes a broad selection of import brands, microbrews and craft beers and several non-alcohol beverages and waters. For more information on Silver Eagle Distributors, visit www.silvereagle.com.
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