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Mims Distributing Company Honored for Eco-Friendly Facility

Raleigh-Based Beer Distributor Recognized with TCREW Champion Award in the Green and Sustainability Category

Raleigh, NC, May 02, 2012 --( Mims Distributing Company (, a beer distributor that services a nine-county area in and around the Triangle, has announced that the company has been recognized as the Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion in the Green and Sustainability category. The TCREW Champion Awards is an annual program that honors leaders, deals and projects in the Triangle commercial real estate industry. Mims Distributing partnered with Prime Building, HagerSmith PA, First Citizens Bank and Baker Renewable Energy to transform a pharmaceutical distribution building into an ecologically-friendly facility. Mims Distributing installed energy efficient high-performance insulation, cooling and lighting systems, and reused materials such as irrigation piping. To minimize the facility’s water consumption, Mims utilizes a smart storm water retention strategy that features a bio-retention pond, installation of low water use plumbing fixtures, and strategic landscaping of drought-tolerant plants and shrubs.

The facility is equipped with a 320 kW solar rooftop system, one of the largest private solar rooftop systems in Wake County. The roof will allow Mims Distributing to collect and utilize solar power onsite and reduce power grid consumption by saving up to 400 MWhrs of energy per year, offsetting about 20 percent of the building’s energy needs. The benefits of the roofing system along with the insulation and smart water retention strategies help Mims Distributing accomplish its goal of lowering operations costs and reducing environmental impact. Mims Distributing moved to its newly renovated facility in 2011.

“It is an honor to have the Mims Distributing Company facility receive the TCREW Champion Award for its green and sustainability efforts,” said Chip Mims, CEO of Mims Distributing Company. “We strongly believe that energy conservation and investment in green technology will be critical to the success of companies in the future. The sustainable features of our new building will be beneficial for years to come.”

- Mims Distributing Company’s new facility is located at 8605 Ebenezer Church Road, near I-540, I-40 and RDU International Airport in Raleigh. The new facility is approximately 140,000 square feet and occupies 13.5 acres, with 22 loading docks.

About Mims Distributing Company:
Established in 1964 and based in Raleigh, N.C., Mims Distributing Company provides domestic, import and craft beer brands to licensed retailers in nine central N.C. counties – Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren. It is the area’s distributor for all Miller brands, including Miller Lite, Miller High Life and Icehouse. Mims’ imports include Newcastle Brown Ale, Dos Equis, Red Stripe, Palm, Rodenbach, and Sapporo. It handles such craftbrews such as Yuengling, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Magic Hat, Anchor and Narragansett. Mims also carries cider from Crispin and non-alcoholic Arizona Tea. In 2007, Mims received the prestigious High Life Achievement Award from Miller, which recognized its top distributors in the nation. That same year, Mims also won the Newbie of the Year Award from Magic Hat as its best new distributor. In 2009, Mims was awarded Magic Hat’s Pouring Partner of the Year Award as its top distributor in the country. Active in the local community, Mims supports efforts such as the Walk for Hope and the Frankie Lemmon School. For more information, visit

Jennifer Fair
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600
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