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Beaumont business legend dies at 92

Funeral services are pending for J.C. Giglio of Beaumont. The well known Southeast Texas Businessman passed away Sunday at the age of 92.

Giglio was the founder and CEO of Giglio Distributing Company. The company got it's start in 1955 after Giglio wrote to Miller Brewing Company asking to be its next distributor.

In a short biography on his company's website Giglio explains how the company overcame road blocks during it's early years in the business.

"With my wife's prayer. And my hard work. We made it. It's easy to give up. I'm a firm believer if you work hard and stick with it. You can make it," Giglio said in the biography.

Giglio Distributing now has centers in Longview and Palenstine in addition to Beaumont. It sells more than 6 million cases a year according to the company's website.

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