About

About alabev

What We Do

The Alabama Beverage Association (AlaBev) is the trade association for the state’s refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage industry.

  • We’ve served the public and our members since the Alabama Bottlers Association was formed in 1918
  • We became the Alabama Soft Drink Association in 1967
  • We changed our name to the Alabama Beverage Association in 2005 to better reflect our member companies’ expanded range of beverages
  • We provide a neutral forum where members gather to discuss, address and act on critical issues affecting our industry
  • We serve as a liaison between the industry and the public
  • We speak as our members’ unified voice on legislative and regulatory matters

Our Economic Impact

Contributes

$224.2 million

in taxes at the state level and

$421.3 million

at the federal level

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non-alcoholic beverage production plants and distribution facilities throughout the state

Direct economic impact of

$3.3 billion

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Direct employment for nearly

5000

workers

Contributes

$18.7 million

to charitable causes across the state

$449.5 million

in wages

board

2020-2022 ALABEV Board of Directors

Keith Watson
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United
President

Emily Brown
Buffalo Rock Company
Vice-President

Pam Cook
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United
Secretary

Andrew Smith
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Luverne
Treasurer

Dale Ash
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Atmore

Ken Dismukes
Buffalo Rock Company

Randy Downing
Keurig Dr. Pepper

Ronnie Dukes
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Decatur

David Gulledge
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United

Mike Hamilton
Buffalo Rock Company

Rusty Isom
Chambers Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Allen Smoot
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United

Bo Taylor
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Banister
Executive Director, Alabama Beverage Association

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United

Distribution Facilities:

Birmingham

Dothan

Florence

Mobile

Oxford

Scottsboro

West Alabama-Carbon Hill

Cullman

Evergreen

Leroy

Montgomery

Robertsdale

Tuscaloosa

Production Facilities:

Birmingham

Mobile

Montgomery

Buffalo Rock Company

Distribution Facilities:

Birmingham

Gadsden

Mobile

Talladega

Tuscumbia

Dothan

Huntsville

Montgomery

Tuscaloosa

Production Facilities:

Birmingham

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Atmore (distribution)

Pepsi-Cola Decatur (distribution)

Pepsi-Cola Cullman (distribution)

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Luverne (distribution)

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Selma (distribution)

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company Winfield (distribution)

Brown Bottling Group - Pepsi Dr Pepper of Jackson MS (distribution)

Huntsville Coca-Cola Bottling Company (distribution)

Decatur Coca-Cola Bottling Company (distribution)

Meridian Coca-Cola Bottling Company (distribution)

All Bottling Companies are Family Owned.

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Coca-Cola Distribution
Coca-Cola Production
Pepsi-Cola Distribution
Pepsi-Cola Production