Senator Daphne Jordan successfully names DeCrescente Distributing Company to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry, tours facility with Vice President Carmine DeCrescente III
Mechanicville, NY – New York State Senator Daphne Jordan (R,C,I-Halfmoon) today proudly announced that she successfully named DeCrescente Distributing Company to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry. The prestigious recognition reflects the DeCrescente Distributing Company’s ongoing commitment and countless contributions to the community and to New York State.
Senator Jordan received a tour of the warehouse with newly expanded space, as well as a tour of the company’s marketing and sales center that includes a wellness center staffed by a Community Care Center, gym, and Viall Avenue Pub. Senator Jordan presented DeCrescente Distributing Company a New York State Senate Proclamation on being named to the registry and presented the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry Award.
Chapter 241 of the Laws of 2020 established the Historic Business Preservation Registry in the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation for businesses that have been in operation for at least 50 years, have contributed to their communities’ history, and helped shape the heritage and identity of the communities they serve. The registry allows the state to recognize and honor historic businesses while providing educational and promotional assistance to ensure their continued viability and success and lists 100 historic businesses from across the state. DeCrescente Distributing Company’s listing on the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry is available via: https://parks.ny.gov/historic-preservation/business-reqistry/.
“Proud, successful, impactful, multi-generational businesses like DeCrescente Distributing Company are incredible assets for our economy, local communities, and the entire state. It’s fantastic to honor and recognize such a wonderful, community-centric, and family-owned business such as DeCrescente Distributing Company that’s done so much for its employees, our Capital Region, and countless local charitable causes. I congratulate DeCrescente Distributing Company Vice President, Carmine DeCrescente III, and the entire DeCrescente Family, on being named to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry. I also thank State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for their strong support of this important program,” Senator Jordan said.
“We are grateful for Senator Jordan having successfully nominated our family business to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry. DeCrescente Distributing Company remains focused on delivering excellence and strongly centered on our mission of commitment to customers, suppliers, employees, and community involvement, as well as responsibility,” said Carmine DeCrescente III, Vice President, DeCrescente Distributing Company.
Started in 1948 by Angelo DeCrescente with one truck, three employees, and a small garage, DeCrescente Distributing Company is a highly successful, deeply respected, and beloved fourth-generation family-owned business. DeCrescente Distributing Company is a genuine American success story. The Albany Business Review named DeCrescente Distributing Company one of its “2021 Achievers,” a special recognition honoring standout companies and people who are making a difference in the Capital Region’s community and beyond.
Some of the many hallmarks of DeCrescente Distributing Company include $180 million in sales in 2016, 400 employees, approximately 130 of which have been on staff for more than 10 years, testifying to the company’s proven record of accomplishment and being a fantastic workplace. DeCrescente Distributing Company is the Capital Region’s largest beer, wine, soda, and water distributor, achieving nearly 11 million cases of beverages sold annually, including beer, hard seltzer, malt beverages, and nonalcoholic drinks, earning an impressive 65 percent of the market share in Albany County. DeCrescente Distributing Company is moving forward with a $13.5 million warehouse expansion to accommodate growth and improve efficiency which will increase the size of its North Main Street facilities to 350,000 square feet.
Giving back to the community and making a positive difference for others have always been top priorities for DeCrescente Distributing Company, which serves as the lead organizer of the successful Toys for Toga Annual Holiday Toy and Fundraising Drive. Toys for Toga is charitable a partnership between DeCrescente Distributing Company and other local businesses that raise money and collect toys for distribution to the Franklin Community Center, CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, and the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center in time for the holidays. DeCrescente Distributing Company leads the important local charitable effort that, now in its ninth year, successfully collected more than 3,000 toys and raised almost $7,000 for area children this holiday season. Toys for Toga is just one of many local charitable activities DeCrescente Distributing Company has championed.
DeCrescente Distributing Company generously supports numerous other charitable organizations and endeavors including the American Cancer Society; Alzheimer’s Association; David Ortiz Children’s Fund; Double H Ranch; Mechanicville Area Community Services Center; Saratoga Hospital; NYS Troopers PBA Signal 30 Benefit Fund; Albany Med, Ellis Medicine; CAPTAIN Community Health Services, and many more charitable endeavors. DeCrescente Distributing Company also offers events like a free, private family night at the Great Escape and Children’s Holiday Party, and encourages participation in its other charitable activities, such as the Tour De Cure and Mechanicville Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.
DeCrescente Distributing Company’s numerous awards, accolades, and public recognitions include Capital District’s Best Places to Work 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; Albany Business Review’s Family-Owned Business of the Year 2021; Healthiest Employers Award 2019, 2020, 2021; TANY Award 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021; Molson Coors “Legend” Award 2020, presented to C.J. DeCrescente; Best Places to Work in New York 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Craft Distributor of the Year 2013; Craft Beer Distributor Achievement Award 2012; Heineken Red Star Award 2005, 2006; Diageo Golden Bar Award 2005; Miller Legend and High Life Achievement Award 2002, 2005; Wholesaler of the Year Award 2003, Beverage World Magazine, and Coors Founders 1997-2000, respectively.
A copy of Senator Jordan’s correspondence from December 15, 2021, nominating DeCrescente Distributing Company to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry is attached with this news release.