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E.E. Wine, Inc.
In 1953 Edward E. Wine started a sheet metal and plumbing business. Mr. Wine soon became known for his diligence and quality workmanship. This in part was why Mr. Wine was approached by a company now known as Exxon to sell heating oil in the Manassas area as a Commissioned Agent. By 1973 Mr. Wine incorporated, purchasing Exxon tanks and equipment and took direct control of the local accounts.
The youngest daughter, Judy, joined the firm full time in 1973 working both with her Dad in the field servicing oil burners and with her mom in the office keeping the books. The oldest son, Donovan, became President in 1978 and he continues to expand the company offering a variety of energy related products throughout the Northern Virginia area.
In April 1994 the Corporation opened their first Convenience store in Manassas, Virginia and has grown steadily since then. Carl Hitt, Director of Retail was brought on board in 2003 to head our rapidly growing retail division. We now operate 9 convenience stores selling Liberty, BP and Mobil branded fuels. In October of 2004, our latest store in Bealeton, Virginia opened and a new venture was started by operating a Dairy Queen Grill and Chill designed store. Three more sites are on the slate in the very near future.
E.E. Wine, Inc. is positioning itself to be the shopping destination of choice for our customer base by offering world-class customer service and the fresh products our customers demand and deserve. Aligning ourselves with the "stars" in the industry brought us in touch with Fintech to handle our alcohol-related purchases. We are very pleased with how much more secure and hassle-free this allows our stores to operate.
Carl L. Hitt, Jr.
Director of Retail Operations
Miller Oil Company
The Miller Oil Company was founded in 1977 by A.C Miller when he purchased Exxon Company USA's home heating oil business in Norfolk, VA. While continuing to operate as Miller Heating Oil, it expanded its business by adding Miller Heating and Air-Conditioning, and Commercial fuel sales. The largest growth to the company occurred when the company again diversified its holdings by expanding into the convenience store and gasoline retailing trade. The creation of the convenience store division has resulted in the development of over 50 Miller Marts and Miller's Neighborhood Markets. Miller's Neighborhood Markets are known throughout the industry for their award winning design and contribution to the convenience store industry. The company continues to experience strong growth and currently employs over 400 employees while operating in the Richmond, Virginia and Hampton Roads areas. For more information on our locations, visit www.millermarts.com.
The Miller Oil Company also supports the Miller Oil Foundation. The Miller Oil Foundation provides monetary contributions and support to many beneficiaries through the state of Virginia and Hampton Roads areas. Some of the recipients of the Miller Oil Foundation are The Chrysler Museum of Art, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, The Hampton Roads Youth Center, The Smithsonian Institute, and The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
As a result of our partnership with Fintech, we have experienced improved efficiency in our accounts payable department by streamlining our daily operations and electronic funds transfer. Fintech provides our company with the reliability needed to operate in today's demanding market place by providing exceptional customer service and support.
John Heller - Marketing Manager
Grinnell Beverage Co., Inc. is an Anheuser-Busch wholesaler. We have been with Fintech since we started the electronic funds transfer process.
Fintech saves us time when we make our beer deliveries, in that we do not have to wait for a manager to be available to process a check or money order.
The staff is very helpful with any needs we have and our entire experience with Fintech has been great!
Quality Wine & Spirits, Inc.
We are Quality Wine & Spirits, Inc., Atlanta's premier wine and spirits distributor. Since its inception in 1999, Quality has emerged as a key player in the fine wine and spirits wholesale market serving the metropolitan Atlanta area and the entire State of Georgia. Quality currently employs over 40 employees. Supported by a team of highly experienced sales and distribution professionals, our Wine Consultants average more than fifteen years in the industry and our operations personnel really understand the business.
Our portfolio includes fine wines and exceptional spirits from the Americas, Europe, and Australia, including products from California, Oregon and Washington, as well as Argentina; Austria; Bulgaria; Chile; Czech Republic; Estonia; Fiji; France; Germany; Italy; Japan; Mexico; New Zealand; Scotland; South Africa; Spain; Portugal and Uruguay.
Quality prides itself in providing the highest level of service and commitment in the purchase, storage and delivery of products within the State of Georgia. To preserve both quality and integrity, our products are stored in our climate controlled warehouse and distribution facilities and delivered to our Customers via temperature controlled vehicles. We believe our philosophy and approach, combined with our competitive strengths, distinguishes us in the marketplace for the benefit of our Customers and Vendors.
Fintech provides us with the means to guarantee our funds per invoice to be electronically transferred to our operating account within 24 hours of entering our invoices into their system. This frees up our drivers' time so they don't have to wait for a check to be cut when goods are delivered. The customer simply signs the invoice and the driver can be on his way to his next delivery vs. having to wait for a check to be cut. Because time is money in our industry, Fintech definitely saves us both. Visit the Quality web site at:
Standard Distributors, an Anheuser-Busch Distributor, delivers to both the Gaston and Lincoln Counties in North Carolina. Once EFT was approved as a form of payment for beer in North Carolina, we were one of the 1st distributors to partner with Fintech.
Since then, we have been extremely happy with our relationship and feel that everyone over at Fintech is very kind and courteous. They have really made a difference in our day to day operations and we appreciate every bit of it!