Red Bull distribution warehouse planned for Albany

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ALBANY — Construction is expected to begin soon on a 10,000-square-foot warehouse from which Red Bull, an energy drink, will be distributed in Southeastern Ohio.

The site is on Carpenter Road and is within the village of Albany. The 7-acre property is currently owned by Don Linder, who said rezoning of the land from agricultural use to a B-2 business zone is pending before Village Council.

Curtis Ferguson, vice president and general manager of Dixie Beverage West, said 17 counties of Southeastern Ohio would served from the warehouse. Ferguson said a temporary warehouse was established June 1 near Canaanville for use until the new warehouse is built. He said that nine full-time and several part-time employees were hired at that time, and additional hires are not expected when the new facility opens.

Dixie Beverage is based in Virginia and distributes beer and wine in that state, but only Red Bull in Ohio and West Virginia, Ferguson said.

The new warehouse will be built by Construction Solutions and Leasing of Hurricane, West Virginia. Mike Neville of Construction Solutions said plans have been submitted for a state building permit, and it’s hoped that construction can begin next week or the week after and be completed in February.

Neville said that Construction Solutions and Leasing will lease the completed building to Dixie Beverages West. He said the company has built other Red Bull distributorship buildings.

Linder said he has the Albany site under contract for sale to Construction Solutions.