Our company is celebrating its 61st year in business, 1955-2016. Graybeal Distributing is the largest beverage distribution company in eastern Oregon. It was started by Finley and Jay Graybeal, a father and son team that began with only the Olympia beer brand. Since 1955, we have built the beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverage brands to currently over 190 suppliers from around the world. On any given day in one of our warehouses we stock 2400+ beverage sku’s. Today the company employs over 50 employees and covers the eastern counties of Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker, and Wallowa. As a family owned business we realize our reputation and community involvement are key to success.
Each employee is encouraged to participate in the community in which they live and the company provides paid time to coach or simply volunteer in activities that build community spirit. In addition, the company sponsors some 15 major events, and contributes to over 100 smaller events. We estimate that each year we invest nearly $200,000 back into the communities that we serve.
Our primary goal is to continue serving the rural communities of eastern Oregon. We realize the importance of investing in our employees, just like we do our capital assets. So besides encouraging our employees to participate in the community, we also encourage and pay for them to seek additional education and training. To insure that people can remain gainfully employed in our rural community, each employee receives paid health, dental, and vision benefits, paid time off, and a retirement program.