Kent, Wash. Driver Represents Columbia Distributing in 2018 National Truck Driving Championships

Earlier this month, Columbia Distributing sent Kent delivery driver Lance Anderson to compete in the 2018 National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio. This was the first time Columbia Distributing has been represented in this prestigious and elite competition.  Lance earned his way to nationals through maintaining a perfect safety record and by winning 1st Place in the state competition for the straight truck (box truck) division back in July.

The competition is comprised of three parts; a written test, an in depth pre-trip inspection, and finally, a driving skills test.  Drivers across the country study and train year-round in preparation for this event.  After it was all said and done, Lance finished 34th out of 50 drivers in the straight truck competition.

Lance displayed everything Columbia Distributing stands for during this week-long event, going out of his way at every opportunity he could to make new friends and tell them about the company he was there representing.  By the end of the week, Lance had received the nickname “Rookie, Rookie” and had people from all around the country telling him they could not wait to see him compete again next year.

Lance was very proud and appreciative for the opportunity to compete at nationals and added, “I have learned a lot from this experience and will be ready to bring the championship back to Kent next year!”

NOW HIRING! What to expect as a Columbia Distributing Driver

Over the years, Columbia Distributing has grown into one of the nation’s premier beverage distributors, offering a massive range of both alcoholic and nonalcoholic products. But with more products comes more responsibility, and that’s why we’re hiring drivers for distribution in Washington, Oregon and California. Think this might be the position for you? Let’s talk about what you can expect as a Columbia Distributing driver. Continue reading…

A Day in the Life at Columbia Distributing

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Columbia Distributing is known throughout the region for our expansive portfolio of beverages and unmatched customer service. But we’ve also developed a reputation for showing our employees the appreciation they deserve for the role they play in ensuring the success of our everyday operations. Continue reading…

Breaking into the Beverage Distribution Industry

Columbia Distributing’s Oregon HR Manager, Kayla Perkins

Whether you’re yearning for a change of course or simply looking to put your skills to the test in a thriving industry, there’s a place for you at Columbia Distributing. But securing your first position in the beverage distribution world can seem daunting – especially if you’re just entering the field. Here, we’ll offer a few tips on breaking into the beverage distribution industry. Continue reading…

Why Seltzer Water Is Trending

Seltzer And Lime

As one of the many non-alcoholic beverages that we distribute at Columbia Distributing, seltzer water has seen an increased demand over the past several years. But what makes this fizzy drink so trendy and well-liked? Below, we dive into the reasons why seltzer has become the go-to drink for many Americans. Continue reading…

How Columbia Employees Create a Safety-First Company Culture

Delivery Supervisor Chris Jordan heads the Safety Committee in Springfield, Oregon and received the company’s 2017 Safety Award


Years of growth have seen Columbia Distributing rise to the top of the nation’s beverage distribution industry. And while we’re confident that our ever-expanding selection of beverage products is one reason for our success, there’s no doubt that our employees make up the backbone of our reputation. That’s why we do all we can to create a work environment that’s as safe as possible. For proof of our tireless safety efforts, look no further than Columbia Distributing Delivery Supervisor, Chris Jordan, who heads the Safety Committee at our Springfield location and received the company’s 2017 Safety Award. Continue reading…

Climbing Higher at Columbia Distributing: Craig Denbaugh’s Success Story

Glass Of Beer On A Bar

As one of the nation’s largest malt beverage distributors, it’s no secret that Columbia Distributing offers customers a thoroughly unique experience through unmatched customer service and an extensive selection of high-quality products. But it’s important to remember that achieving this consistent level of excellence would be impossible if it weren’t for our dedicated team members. Continue reading…

The Responsibilities of a Beverage Merchandiser

Cans In A Supermarket

When your customers walk down the beverage aisle of your grocery store or peruse your beer cooler, they expect to see organized, well-stocked displays. Maintaining the presentation of your store shelves is just one of many responsibilities that fall on the merchandiser, whether that’s you, the owner, a dedicated employee or a professional from Columbia Distributing. Below, we dig into the essential duties that a merchandiser must perform in order to make the customer’s shopping experience the best it can be. Continue reading…

Traveling the World Through Import Beers

Close-Up Of Mugs At Oktoberfest

What would you say if you could travel to Mexico, Germany, Ireland and Japan all in one day? With a cold import beer in hand, now you can. Columbia Distributing – one of the largest beverage distributors in the U.S. – offers a large selection of import beers from all around the world. Relax, take a sip and be transported to lands far away. Continue reading…

3 Characteristics of a Well-Run Warehouse

Beverage Warehouse – Columbia Distributing

When you’re searching for an alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage distributor, it’s important to understand the must-have qualities of a warehouse. That way, you can make the best decision when it comes to choosing a new distributor. And with customers to satisfy and a business to run, there’s just no time to deal with the consequences of making the wrong choice. Here are some warehouse fundamentals you should look for before committing to do business. Continue reading…