March 27, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- On the one-year anniversary of the Standard Coffee™ acquisition by DS Waters of America, Inc. a state- of- the- art coffee equipment refurbishment center opened at the
branch. The opening of this center signals the final integration of water and coffee services in one
The center was designed to create greater flow and efficiencies of the refurbishment process across a wider number of SKUs. New machinery and advanced tooling equipment will improve the remanufacturing process and provide customers with high quality brewed beverage equipment.
Twenty-four additional associates joined the 31 associates who recently relocated to Howard Avenue. This brings the
team to a total of 150 associates at this branch. The remanufacturing team is led by
, Director of Equipment Remanufacturing, a 32-year veteran of Standard.
"It was important for the jobs to remain in the area, so we could retain our expertise and continue to support the local community," said Perret deLapouyade, VP Operations, Brewed Beverage Division.
"Integrating the remanufacturing team with our other brewed beverage, water filtration and bottled water teams makes sense financially and brings everyone together," states
, President and CEO. "It shows how each one of us are instrumental in keeping our customers for life."
About DS Waters:
DS Waters of America, Inc. (DS Waters) provides bottled drinking water, brewed beverages and water filtration systems to homes and offices across the U.S. Headquartered in
, the company serves over one million homes, offices, restaurants, food service organizations, convenience stores, and retail locations. Our bottled water products are sold under the brand names Alhambra
, Belmont Springs,
, Deep Rock®,
, Mount Olympus
, and Sparkletts
. Several of our bottled water brands have been satisfying consumers for more than 100 years. DS Waters offers brewed coffee and tea beverages under the Standard
Coffee brand, as well as office break room supplies. DS Waters provides water filtration systems, equipment and services under the Relyant
brand. DS Waters supports the communities it serves and provides safe drinking water during emergencies and natural disasters. Visit
for more information.
SOURCE DS Waters of America, Inc.