Facility to house state-of-the-art environmental technology, allow company to introduce new brands to market
GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN – John P. O’Sullivan Distributing, a local, family-owned beer distributor, today broke ground on its new 200,000-square-foot warehouse at 9300 Enterprise Drive in Grand Blanc Township. The facility, which will replace John P. O’Sullivan Distributing’s Flint Township warehouse, will house state-of-the-art environmental technology and allow the company to introduce new brands that provide consumers with a wide range of choices.
“We’d like to thank the Township Board for recognizing the value in our project that will help generate jobs, support other small businesses, help improve the local economy, and introduce more options for mid-Michigan consumers,” said Joanie O’Sullivan-Butler, President and CEO of John P. O’Sullivan Distributing. “With this expansion, we are laying the groundwork for a third generation of our family to continue growing our business and promoting best practices that help protect our environment.”
The warehouse will be located on a former pine tree farm in the new Grand Blanc Enterprise Park. John P. O’Sullivan Distributing plans to preserve the surrounding natural areas. Tuesday’s groundbreaking drew local, state, and county dignitaries.
“We are thrilled to welcome John P. O’Sullivan Distributing to our community as our latest business neighbor who will help create job opportunities and support our local economy,” said Jeremy Smith, Planning and Zoning Administrator for Charter Township of Grand Blanc. “We look forward to partnering with this tremendous company as part of our ongoing efforts to make Grand Blanc Township a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”
“On behalf of the Flint & Genesee Chamber, I’d like to congratulate John P. O’Sullivan Distributing and thank the company’s leadership and staff for its ongoing commitment to giving back to our community,” said Andrew Younger, Executive Director of the Flint & Genesee Chamber. “This new facility will help our local business community continue to grow and thrive.”
“John P. O’Sullivan Distributing plays a critical role in making Michigan the Great Beer State and makes vital economic contributions that make our state a premier place to set up shop,” said State Representative David Martin. “I look forward to seeing John P. O’Sullivan Distributing continue its local family legacy for generations to come.”
The O’Sullivan family has operated a beer distributorship in the Flint area since 1976. With more than 130 employees and state-of-the-art operational systems, John P. O’Sullivan Distributing navigates 27 delivery routes daily, servicing 2,300 stores, bars, and restaurants throughout Genesee and 10 surrounding counties. The company’s suppliers include Michigan craft brewers Atwater Brewery and Griffin Claw Brewing Co., Molson Coors, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co., Samuel Adams, Pabst Brewing Co., Corona, and several non-alcoholic beverage suppliers.
Cutline: John P. O’Sullivan Distributing, county and local officials break ground Tuesday on the distributor’s new, 200,000-square-foot warehouse in Grand Blanc Township.
Cutline: Joanie O’Sullivan-Butler, President and CEO of John P. O’Sullivan Distributing, speaks at Tuesday’s groundbreaking event.
Cutline: Scott Bennett, Grand Blanc Township supervisor, speaks at Tuesday’s groundbreaking event.
Cutline: Andrew Younger, Executive Director of the Flint & Genesee Chamber, speaks at Tuesday’s groundbreaking event.
Cutline: From left, Sean Butler, Michigan Rep. David Martin and Joanie O’Sullivan-Butler pose at Tuesday’s groundbreaking event.
Cutline: Sean Butler and Joanie O’Sullivan-Butler pose with their daughter, Alexandra Butler, at Tuesday’s groundbreaking event.