Cans are filled at A-B’s Cartersville, GA, brewery and shipped to Atlantic Beverage, A-B’s wholesaler. Atlantic Beverage will coordinate delivery of the water to the Coastal Carolina chapter of the Red Cross. Cans and ends are manufactured by A-B subsidiary Metal Container Corp.
As of September 14, A-B had shipped 5.7 million cans of water to the Gulf Coast region to help ongoing Hurricane Katrina efforts. These cans were produced at four A-B breweries: Fort Collins, CO, Jacksonville, FL, Cartersville, and Houston. The water is shipped to independent wholesalers and distributed by the Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and other relief agencies.
“Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers are always willing to step up and lend a hand to our neighbors following natural disasters,” said Mike Harding, A-B’s vice president of operations. “Anheuser-Busch is proud to have donated millions of cans of water and millions of dollars to victims of natural disasters in recent years.”