MALONE - Glaziers Food Service Distributors has expanded its services and is now selling its products from a warehouse in Hudson Falls, located in Washington County.
Sean Glazier, who heads up the company, said they picked up 31 school districts in that area to whom they supply Upstate Niagaras milk.
This means they are now the primary milk supplier to 107 of the 696 state school districts.
There is a lot of growth going on, Mr. Glazier said. This is just a natural fit as Glaziers continues to grow.
He said in the north country, they supply every district between Watertown and Ticonderoga, except the Malone Central School District, which is in a binding contract with Chartwell.
Mr. Glazier said the company is hoping to grow on the food service side in the spring.
People should be able to get pickled Polish products, hot dogs, all that good stuff in the Albany area, he said.
He said there isnt a regionally-popular hot dog in the Capital region, like the Hoffman hot dog is in the Syracuse area.
The market is particularly open to penetration with the Glazier hot dog, Mr. Glazier said.
He added that they are debuting a skinless brown hot dog, which he hopes will become a favorite to those who are put off by the snappy red skin of the traditional Glazier dog.
He said his spring efforts will be aided by his plans to add a full-time sales representative and two delivery drivers, in addition to the two currently employed at the Hudson Falls outfit.
Right now, the company is looking for chain grocery stores, restaurants and delicatessens in the Hudson Falls area to use Glaziers as their prime distributor, according to Mr. Glazier.
Mr. Glazier said his company was founded in 1923 by his great-great-grandfather and his great-grandfather. They started a grocery store in Owls Head that sold its own hot dogs, he said.
His grandfather expanded the company to include selling beef, his father started the food distribution end, and Glazier said when he took the reins he included beverage distribution and other divisions.