ROMULUS – Employees at Central Distributors, a family owned distributor based in Romulus, along with their children and Santa, distributed a little Christmas cheer this Saturday to families in need. About 40 Central employees, 50 kids and Santa Claus set up an “assembly line” at the company’s warehouse in Romulus and put together about 200 gift boxes filled with food and other Christmas goodies that will then be donated to charities in the community. The event began at 8:30 a.m. with employees and their children lining up with a wide assortment of food and treats that were then “assembled” into holiday gift boxes for donation. At around 10:30 a.m., Santa then arrived on a Romulus fire truck and met all of the children of the employees. Central Distributors employees then delivered the gift food boxes to families in need. The services, food, transportation and time are all donated. This Romulus holiday tradition goes back at least 25 years. “Central Distributors is proud to give back to our community and help families in need celebrate during the Christmas holidays,” Central President and CEO Don Klopcic said. “Central Distributors has been a family owned business in this community for generations, and the community has shown tremendous support over the years. Central, our employees and their families, who live and work in the community, want to make sure that we give a little something back to our friends and neighbors.” ABOUT US Central Distributors is committed to providing quality products, superior service and choice to Michigan consumers. Central operates in an efficient, accountable and transparent way to deliver quality products to more than 1,600 retailers in western Wayne County and southern Oakland County. Central Distributors can trace its roots back to 1933, when it was established after Prohibition was repealed as a two-truck business in a 1,400-square-foot warehouse in Detroit. Today, Central Distributors continues its mission as an industry leader committed to positive growth and stability as we provide good jobs and give back to the communities we serve. Central Distributors employs 160 people, paying good wages and benefits. Central features a fleet consisting of 55 local delivery trucks, working out of a 200,000-square-foot facility on 13 acres in Romulus. Central Distributors provides transportation, refrigerated storage and quality control for beer from the time it leaves the brewery until it reaches the 1,600-plus retailers we serve in western Wayne County. In addition to selling and marketing quality Anheuser-Busch products, Central also creates many jobs ranging from sales, merchandising, warehousing, vehicle maintenance, recycling, general office management and delivery drivers. Thanks to our trained team and quality brands, Central Distributors ranks as one of the top AnheuserBusch distributors nationally. Central’s warehouse holds 650,000 cases and 40,000 kegs of beer.