West Michigan supplier plans for eight new hires in 2015

After a year ending in 40 percent sales growth, a Grand Rapids-based food service equipment supply is looking to hire eight new full-time employees over the course of 2015 in areas including administrative support, delivery drivers, service technicians and sales representatives.

Joey Ghent, Distribution Manager at BBC Distributing, says the company has slowly evolved from selling beverages to a more inclusive line-up of goods, including beverage dispensing systems, glassware, kitchen equipment, compostables and sanitation supplies. 

“We’ve got such a strong team who understands everybody, we're all on the same page as far as knowing what the customer's needs are,” Ghent says, adding that BBC Distributing's approach to the serving restaurants, colleges and universities in the market with non-food items has been a huge factor in its success over the last few years. "Maybe other competitors in the market are looking at the center of the plate, if you will, but we're focusing on the needs outside of food products and focusing on the glassware and disposables and compostables where a lot of the time those items get overlooked by other companies in the market.” 

Formerly named Bar Beverage Control, BBC Distributing recently underwent a complete overhaul of it's brand, including an updated logo and website. Additionally, the industry suppliers made the move from its 8,400-square-foot East Paris Ave. SE facility to an upgraded 68,000-square-foot facility, located near US-131 and Burton Street near downtown Grand Rapids. 

Ghent says the upgrade was long overdue. 

“We had grown out of it and we were trying to have meetings hovered around cubicles," he says. Now, he says, employees at BBC Distributing have more room for individual workspaces and a warehouse that is much more capable with the organization of new inventory.  

“We’re able to be more efficient to get our product out to our customers," he says. "It gives us room to breathe right now and become more organized as well as lots of room to grow.” 

For more information and a full list of available products, visit BBC Distributing online. 

Written by Anya Zentmeyer, Development News Editor
Images courtesy of BBC Distributing
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