Beverage companies merge

By The Mercury

Effective Jan. 1, Mussatto Bros, Inc. in Osage City, merges with Flint Hills Beverage, LLC. in Manhattan. After the merger, the company will be called Flint Hills Beverage, named after the region it serves and continue operations in both cities.

Flint Hills Beverage will be the leading beverage wholesaler in the Flint Hills region distributing a large variety of high quality beverage products representing Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Monster Energy, Nestle, Tallgrass Brewing Company New Belgium Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, plus 40 other beverage producers.

The owners, Casey and Cheryl Mussatto and Terry and Nina Dow, originally founded Flint Hills Beverage in 2000, when they purchased the Anheuser-Busch distribution rights in the Manhattan/Junction City area. Mussatto Bros. was founded in 1933 by victor and Joe Mussatto in Osage City.  Raymond and Juanita Mussatto owned and operated it from 1950 to 185, when Casey and Cheryl Mussatto took over ownership. This merger will create the fifth largest Anheuser-Busch wholesaler in the state, and through the efforts of more than 50 dedicated employees, enable it to better serve more than 500 retailers spread across 15 counties and the 220,000 people in the Flint Hills region who buy their beverage products.

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