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SKI Turns 60!

SKI Announcees 60th Birthday Bash Locations

July 28, 2016: After a 60 day sweepstakes, SKI is continuing the celebration with three BDay Bashes in a few of its iconic markets. These parties are to celebrate the 60 years of real fruit and real flavor. SKI’s BDay Bash will consist of games, activities, door prizes, and giveaways. There will also be free SKI drink samples and cake. Inspired by the loyal SKI fans over several generations, SKI’s BDay Bashes will be full of community interaction and entertainment.

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Ryan HaydenRyan's Pancake Surprise

The Sun Drop Pancake

Mayfield, KY, July 13, 2016: Ryan participated in the 4H Demonstration competition in a total of four different competitions. Ryan's demonstration was entitled "The Pancake Surprise" with Sun Drop being his surprise ingredient. Ryan was the one who came up with the idea of the Sun Drop Pancake and worked hard to come up with the correct recipe to make them taste great!

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RC's Biggest FanBig Fan Visits RC Beverage Co.

Letters and Pictures From One of Our Biggest Fans

Evansville, IN, July 8, 2016: One of our biggest fans, Reverend Michael J. Buttner of Holy Family Catholic Church, came to visit us! "RC Cola has always been my favorite cola," writes Fr. Michael. After his visit he said, "I can certainly see why you are the number one bottler of Royal Crown Cola in the Country." He shares a picture of his RC garage decorations as well as other RC collectible memorabilia...

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RC Cola's Sweet Success

By Dan Shaw, Courier & Press

Evansville, IN, April 20, 2009: Although Evansville shares many things with cities of similar size, few of its peers can boast a local bottling plant. “It’s becoming less and less common,” said Nancy Hodge, Royal Crown Bottling Corp. president. “As you look, there are fewer producing plants for the RC brands or for any of the other carbonated drinks. The bigger the plant, the more efficient you can be.” Keeping the Royal Crown Bottling Corp. here was no easy task, says Leo King, Hodge’s father and general manager of the plant for decades. Over time, King had to find ways to stay abreast of competitors when most of the advantages were going to the side of the bigger companies. Yet as important as those changes were, others tend to stick in King’s mind...

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Local Bottler Inducted into "Soft Drink Hall of Fame"

Beverage World Magazine honors RC Beverage Company’s Leo King Jr.

Evansville, IN, October 14, 2008: For over 25 years, Beverage World magazine has honored an exclusive group of beverage executives exhibiting devotion, creativity, and love for the soft drink industry as inductees into its "Soft Drink Hall of Fame." These individuals have commanded the respect and admiration of their peers for their extraordinary service, and represent the very best of the best in the industry. Royal Crown Beverage Company of Evansville’s own Leo King Jr. joined this elite group on October 20th, 2008 in Las Vegas. As the owner of Royal Crown Beverage Company for more than 50 years, Mr. King has positioned himself as an innovator and industry leader...

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Healthier Employees: Some employers offer rewards for results
By Dan Shaw, Courier & Press

Evansville, IN, September 21, 2008: Though most people think good health should be considered an end in itself, many Evansville companies still prod their workers toward it with a variety of incentives. At Koch Enterprises, the means used is a little extra money slipped into the paychecks of those who meet certain goals, which may include losing weight, stopping smoking or reducing their cholesterol. At the Royal Crown Bottling Corp. and Anchor Industries, employees will see their contributions to their health insurance reduced if they take similar steps...

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