President Letter

Dear SEBWA Members:

Let me start out by saying WOW! What an awesome Plant tour and seminar we had at Highbridge Spring in Wilmore Kentucky. Let me say thanks to Linda Slagel and her team for opening their plant and hospitality. Thanks to all our speakers for taking the time to put a great presentation together. The tour was amazing, as was the dinner the night before. If you did not make the fall meeting you missed an opportunity to network with other bottlers and suppliers to learn about issues in the industry and see a one of a kind bottling plant.

Our annual convention and trade show will be held in conjunction with MABWA on April 13-15, 2016 at the Golden Nugget Biloxi in Biloxi, Mississippi. Please look for more information coming soon. If you have ideas for the program you want to see, please contact a Board Member and let us know.

I know that the Membership Committee, under the direction of Gene Ross is working very hard to update our prospect’s list.  If you know of any prospects please contact Gene Ross at

We have faced some challenges this year but this we shall overcome. I personally encourage every one of the members to take part and come to the convention. Our suppliers work hard to support the organization. We as Bottlers and Distributors need to do our part. We have committees that you can join. If you or someone you know are not a member, please consider joining today.

For more information about SEBWA and what the Association has to offer visit . Please feel free to contact me personally or any one of the SEBWA Board members.

I hope to see you in Biloxi. Stay Tuned.


Clay Bell

SEBWA President