In 1937, Roy and Margaret Deary established Hires Bottling Co. of Sacramento, which later became Nor-Cal Beverage Co. Nor-Cal Beverage Co. has been a Deary family owned and operated company for more than 85 years. They have developed the relationships, infrastructure, support and expertise to empower their customers and partners to thrive. From bottling to canning, to distribution, to equipment installation and support, we make it happen.
As the business expanded into new areas and took on new bottling franchises, it became clear that it was time to move away from the Hires Bottling Co. name. In 1974, the company incorporated as Nor-Cal Beverage Company and soon acquired an old cannery and 43 acres along the deep-water channel in West Sacramento. Around 1978, Nor-Cal purchased their corporate offices across from their production plant in West Sacramento that remain there today.
In 1993, the company began in earnest co-packing box juices for the Minute Maid division of Coca-Cola. By 1998, Nor-Cal had established a solid working relationship with Coca-Cola and was approached to purchase its Anaheim facility. In 1999, Coca-Cola and Nor-Cal entered into a lease agreement for the Anaheim facility, which was later purchased by the company in 2001. Sadly, Nor-Cal’s beloved Roy “Grant” Deary II passed away in April, leaving Don and the third generation to run the company.
In 2005, Nor-Cal Beverage Co. decided to launch its own Go Girl Sugar-Free Energy Drink line. In 2007, the board decided to sell its Cadbury Schweppes bottling and distribution rights so that the company could retool to increase its contract manufacturing capabilities. This decision brought the ground-up renovation of Nor-Cal’s West Sacramento facility. The project added two hot-fill lines and one for hot or cold filling.
Nor-Cal Beverage Co. celebrated 80 years of excellence. The company officially celebrated in 2018 with employees, family, and friends from both West Sacramento and Anaheim facilities. In May of 2018, Nor-Cal lost its beloved Donald Deary. The end of an amazing era was upon Nor-Cal; however, the third generation, already in tow, was ready to pick up where Don had left off. Today, 2019, Nor-Cal is still a Deary family owned business, ran by the third generation with the fourth generation not far behind.
So many businesses have closed their doors. Nor-Cal Beverage is still able to operate and is looking to hire 100 people. Sabrina Silva is live in West Sacramento to find out what positions they need to fill!
With over 45 years of experience in beverage manufacturing, Dave Baldwin is exceptional in his role as Quality Systems Supervisor and is a key contributor to our Quality Systems department. Dave is passionate about problem-solving and is always willing to help others with mechanical or troubleshooting issues. As part of this month’s employee highlight, we wanted to share Dave’s story with his coworkers and friends.
President and CEO, Shannon Deary-Bell raised over $90,000 beating her $20,000 goal, in the 2022 Villara Capital Cup for Jenna and Patrick’s Foundation of Hope over the weekend of October 7 – 9, 2022.
The Villara Capital Cup is a Ryder Cup Style Tournament where area leaders, divided into two teams, rally to individually raise funds for their favorite charities.
Our recently installed PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) line is one of the fastest producing PET lines in the United States. This magnificent machine was built in our Anaheim facility and can run up to 1,150 bottles per minute. There are a lot of connected pieces that go into building a new line in a manufacturing plant. County permits must be approved, parts and materials are needed, many hours of labor are spent, among other steps necessary to have a running line.