Columbia Distributing is one of the largest beverage distributors in the United States with roots in the Northwest and 15 production facilities in Washington, Oregon, and California. This leading company works with over 20,000 retailers and employs over 3,000. Because Columbia Distributing stays ahead of the game, they needed to modernize and expand their existing access control system and upgrade their CCTV system. However, the facilities run 24 hours a day and 360 days per year and each project needed to be completed with minimal disruption to the workday.
Skyline was trusted to provide the modernization and expansion of the access control system and the CCTV system upgrades because choosing Skyline means choosing superior quality of installation, competitive prices, and attentiveness to the needs of the end user. The projects for Columbia Distributing have been challenging and diverse. Ki Childress has headed jobs for many of Columbia Distributing’s facilities. Currently, Skyline has provided over 50 new access control points, eight video intercom points, and more than 100 IP based cameras in 11 of Columbia Distributing’s facilities. The independent projects are also impressive in square footage, as the facilities span three states, the largest of which is approximately 550,000 square feet.
The first job Skyline completed for Columbia Distributing was in July 2017. Jobs since then have been bid by other providers, but Skyline has consistently been chosen for our competitive pricing and quality installation. More jobs for Columbia Distributing have already been slated and are already under construction. Skyline, with leadership from Ki, helped Columbia Distributing integrate their access control, intrusion detection, intercom, and CCTV into a fluid and complementary system.