Coca-Cola Bottling Co. was founded on February 19, 1906 and its headquarters are based in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the supreme independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. The company that later became Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated was established by the current chairman’s great-grandfather, J.B. Harrison. That company was consolidated with other bottlers to form Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated in 1973. It was assimilated in 1980, acquired Wometco in 1985, and acquired Sunbelt Coca-Cola in 1991 along with that it announced a major expansion into Kentucky in 2018. The company assembles, sells, and dispenses Coca-Cola products along with other beverages, distributing to a market of 65 million people in 14 states and it has 13 manufacturing facilities, 80 distribution and warehouses. The company owns approximately 35 percent of its total outstanding common stock as of January 1, 2017, which represents approximately 5 percent of the total voting power of its combined common stock and Class B common stock.