By Rachel Phillips
After years of growth, Saratoga Eagle Sales and Service is expanding its Saratoga warehouse.
Saratoga Eagle Sales and Service is a beverage distributor, which delivers products to restaurants, pubs, convenience stores, grocery stores, concert venues and other retailers all over the area.
Currently, they provide service in counties from Albany, Schoharie and Rensselaer all the way up to Franklin County.
Recently, the company acquired Plattsburgh Distributing in Clinton County, prompting the need for more storage space, officials said. The warehouse, located at 45 Duplainville Road in Saratoga Springs, will be expanded 30,000 square feet, and will then encompass a total of 165,000 square feet to help meet increased demand.
The construction is being managed by Munter Enterprises in Middle Grove and is expected to be completed in mid-February.
According to Jeff Vukelic, president and chief executive officer, the success of Saratoga Eagle Sales and Service is due to their ability to adapt to changing consumer demands:.
“As a company, we’ve had success in reducing costs and operating more efficiently over the past couple years. However you can’t cut your way to prosperity. The consumer is changing rapidly and some of our supplier partners are finally keeping pace by offering Healthier Lifestyle, Better for You, health and wellness products like seltzers and organic beers,” said Vukelic. “We will continue to look at suppliers that bring innovation that meets the demands and wants of both our consumer and retail partners.”
Try-It Distributing, the parent company of Saratoga Eagle Sales and Service, was founded in 1928. Founder Stephen L. Vukelic started bottling soft drinks to meet the demands of western New Yorkers. Since that time, the company has experienced significant growth and success. Currently, it works with over 3,000 customers in 13 counties in Upstate New York.
In 2005, Jeff Vukelic took over as president and chief executive officer.
By Rachel Phillips