Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. has announced that its wholly owned company, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling, closed today on the acquisition of Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma, Inc., headquartered in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
“We look forward to building upon Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma’s tradition of excellence as we continue to grow the business while providing unparalleled service to our customers throughout Kentucky and Tennessee,” said Chris Reyes, founder and co-Chairman of Reyes Holdings.
Jude Reyes, founder and co-Chairman of Reyes Holdings added, “CCBW of Tullahoma – as a successful family owned business for over 100 years – is a great fit for our family of businesses. We are excited to welcome them to the Reyes team.”
The acquisition expands the existing territory of Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling, which currently operates in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Indiana and Wisconsin. Reyes Holdings also owns Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, which has extensive operations in California and Nevada.
Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma bottles and sells more than 500 different products and packages in 30 counties. In addition to manufacturing Coca-Cola products in Tullahoma, Tennessee, they also distribute from four locations in Tullahoma and Clarksville, Tennessee and Elizabethtown and Owensboro, Kentucky. Many of their employees are third and fourth generation.
“Getting to know the team at Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma has made us incredibly excited for the future,” said Jeff Laschen, CEO of Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling. “We look forward to growing our role within the Coca-Cola system and together building upon our existing partnerships with employees, customers, consumers, and local communities.”