About: Macon Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Historic Macon Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Macon Coca-Cola Bottling Co. began as I.S. Miller & Sons Bottling Works in 1885 when it was owned by I.S. Miller. In 1888 it became known as Macon Steam, Bottling and Cider Works and the company made products such as cider, sarsaparilla, and root beer. In 1905 the company acquired a Coca-Cola franchise and became known as Macon Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in 1938. The original building is still located in downtown Macon, Missouri. The building served as the distribution center and also held the bottling line.

Macon Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Today

In 1960 Herman Wood purchased Macon Coca-Cola Bottling Co. from the Miller family. He later sold it to David Bentz in 1978. In 1987, Bentz changed the location of the company to Highway 36 East. This new building contained offices and a warehouse and it is still used today as the distribution center. Susan (Bentz) Mayes joined the family business in 1996 and her husband Bill Mayes joined the company in 2007. In 2010 Bill and Susan purchased the plant from David Bentz and are the current owners. Their daughter Erin (Mayes) Roberts joined the company in 2012.