Date: Jul 24, 2012
Press Release Number: 104-2012
Phoenix/Beehive Lobo Distributing is the largest distributor of Heineken and Guinness in the U.S.
STATEMENT BY GREGORY J. BRAYMAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF PHOENIX/BEEHIVE LOBO DISTRIBUTING:
As the largest distributor of Heineken and Guinness in the United States, the project to raise the Bayonne Bridge will directly benefit the consumers of our products through the economies of scale achieved by providing access for larger vessels to the Port of New York and New Jersey.
We applaud the Port Authority’s expedited timeline on the Bayonne Bridge.
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the state of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.