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ABC Breaks Ground for New Headquarters and Warehouse

Virginia ABC reached another milestone in the relocation of its headquarters and warehouse when it officially broke ground February 4 on a 40-acre site in Hanover County.

Governor Ralph Northam and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran joined ABC Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill and more than 75 guests, including reporters from eight local media outlets, to recognize the commencement of construction for the authority’s 315,000-square-foot warehouse and 95,000-square-foot headquarters.

Each leader offered remarks before joining ABC board members, employees and other dignitaries to turn the ceremonial first shovelfuls of dirt.

Virginia ABC’s existing facility, at 2901 Hermitage Road in Richmond, has been in operation since 1971. The 292,285-square-foot warehouse holds an average inventory of $51-$62 million in distilled spirits, Virginia wine and non-alcoholic mixers for distribution to 386 stores across the commonwealth. The warehouse receives and ships between 22,000 to more than 30,000 cases of distilled spirits a day, operating at 100% capacity.

Completion of the new Hanover facility, which is dependent on many variables, is expected as early as summer 2021.
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CEO Travis ​​Hill Named NCSLA Third Vice President

The National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) has elected Virginia ABC's Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill as third Vice President. As part of the Executive Committee, of which Hill is now a member, he has a wide range of responsibilities, including approving NCSLA’s budget and expenditure of funds, serving on the Conference Site Selection Committee to review proposals, creating special committees as may be deemed necessary, and more. Executive Committee officers hold positions for the term of July 1–June 30. He previously was the organization’s Northern Region Chair.
Virginia ABC wins Governor

ABC Awarded Governor's Technology Award

Virginia ABC recently received a Governor's Technology Award for the Forecast and Demand Planning Software and the Supplier Scorecards initiatives forged by the Logistics Division, which promoted collaboration with Retail and IT. The award won in the IT As Efficiency Driver– Government to Business category. Director of Logistics Mark Dunham, Chief Retail Operations Officer Jeff Reeder and Process Improvement Analyst Greg Doerr accepted the award on behalf of the authority.
Virginia ABC is governed by a part-time board consisting of a chairperson and four commissioners.
Virginia ABC works to ensure that adults of legal drinking age who choose to responsibly consume alcohol can do so in a safe environment that complies with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Job Stability

As a revenue-generating agency of the Commonwealth, we do not rely on state funding. During budget difficulties or economic downturns, Virginia ABC is less susceptible to furloughs or layoffs.