Pendleton-based beverage company Graybeal Distributing has changed ownership and will function as Columbia Distributing as of late February. Graybeal supplies more than 500 brands of beverages to companies in Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker and Wallowa counties.
A press release from Columbia Distributing, which supplies to companies in all three West Coast states, said that there will not be much change to the company's day-to-day operations in Eastern Oregon.
Lindsi Taylor, a spokesperson for Columbia, said the company would not release the amount that Graybeal sold the company for. She said some of the Oregon brands Columbia supplies include Deschutes Brewery and Hop Valley.
Taylor said the company has about 50 employees in Eastern Oregon, and they don't anticipate any changes in employment.