Beverage Industry

Del Papa looks toward 100

June 30, 2009

Del Papa Distributing Co., Galveston, Texas, will turn 100 next year. The company says it is planning a year-long celebration that will chronicle the company’s history.
 
“This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event — an opportunity few people or companies ever get to experience,” said Larry Del Papa, president and chief executive officer. “When my grandfather founded this company 100 years ago, I’m not sure he could have foreseen the level of success we would achieve. I want to thank the generations of employees for contributing their time and labor to this effort. Without their commitment to quality, hard work and loyalty throughout the years, none of this would be possible.”
 
Programs and events celebrating the anniversary will include a 100th anniversary logo, and a territory-wide college scholarship fund that endows all community and four-year colleges in the 17 counties that Del Papa serves.