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7G Distributing was formed in June 2010 by the joint merger of Dale Lee Distributing of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Kirchhoff Distributing of Dubuque Iowa. Respective owners Joe Lee and Ron Kirchhoff, joined their successful company synergies, to create 7G Distributing, LLC. 7G Distributing continued its growth when, in January 2014, Vanguard Distributing in Davenport became part of our 7G family. 7G Distributing is privileged to serve Eastern Iowa with the quality products of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Crown Imports and many others.
We proudly represent 45 different suppliers and over 500 different brands. We presently service 2,000 accounts and deliver to a footprint spanning 14 counties. Our merged company has a long and proud history of being Eastern Iowa's beverage leader by supplying these great products to consumers in our market. We currently sell over 5.6 million cases annually.
Lee and Salkeld Distributing Company, Inc. was established in October 1954. The operation consisted of
three employees and three trucks, doing an annual 70,000 cases. In 1960, Dale Lee purchased Elmer Salkeld's portion of the business and renamed the company Dale Lee Distributing Company. The operation has continued to grow over the years, adding both employees, trucks and brands. Joe Lee purchased the company from his parents in 1990, and continued its operation as Dale Lee Distributing Company. Dale Lee Distributing has always been a
proud wholesaler of Anheuser-Busch products, along with a growing list of other suppliers. At the time of the 2010 merger, the company was selling over 2.4 million cases of product annually.
Kirchhoff Distributing Company was founded in 1915 by Ron Kirchhoff's grandfather, Ed Kirchhoff. Kirchhoff Distributing Corporation originally operated in Maquoketa, Iowa. Their first line of business
was the harvest and storage of ice. This soon branched out to manufacturing and selling of ice cream. At the end of prohibition, Kirchhoff Distributing obtained their Wholesale Beer License, making them the oldest beer wholesaler in the state of Iowa; representing various brewers. In 1957, Ed Kirchhoff forged a relationship with Anheuser-Busch and from there the relationship evolved continually to where we are today. Robert Kirchhoff
acquired the family business in the early 1970's and in 1990 Ron Kirchhoff purchased the business from his father. In 2002, Kirchhoff Distributing Corporation built a new 57,000 sq. foot facility on Chavenelle Road in Dubuque. At the time of the 2010 merger, the company was selling over 1.5 million cases of product annually.