Statewide wine and spirits distributor employs more than 180 truck drivers
DETROIT – Great Lakes Wine and Spirits (GLWAS), a statewide wine and spirits distributor, is honoring its more than 180 truck drivers next week during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 8-14.
“National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a great opportunity for us to thank our experienced drivers for their hard work every day to ensure Michigander’s favorite wines and spirits arrive safe and fresh to retailers across the state,” said Lewis Cooper III, co-CEO of Great Lakes Wine and Spirits. “Our drivers are on the frontlines every day interacting with retailers and consumers ensuring fresh product gets to market, and we’re proud of how well they represent Great Lakes Wine and Spirits.”
Throughout the week, drivers will be greeted with banners at each Great Lakes Wine and Spirits warehouse thanking them for their work and each driver will receive a gift bag. GLWAS will provide drivers with meals throughout the week, including breakfast, lunch and snacks. Drivers can also take part in daily drawings to win useful tools, coolers or hats and a larger drawing to cap National Driver Appreciation Week on Friday, Sept. 13.
“At Great Lakes Wine and Spirits, we’re proud to employ highly-trained drivers across the state who take pride in their work and have deep roots in the communities we call home,” Cooper III said. “Each day, our team of drivers, salespeople, warehouse workers and front office staff help wineries and retailers compete, grow and thrive on a level playing field.”
Great Lakes Wine and Spirits employs more than 900 people across the state, operating warehouses in Highland Park, Detroit, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Marquette, Traverse City and Saginaw.
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Great Lakes Wine & Spirits is Michigan’s largest wine and liquor distributor. With 900 employees and facilities across the state, GLWAS services nearly 17,000 accounts in all 83 Michigan counties on both peninsulas. For more information, please visit www.GLWAS.com.