The first known bottle company in Greenville, N.C. was a beer bottling company called the Greenville Bottling Co., opened by S.M. Schwartz in June 1883. J.H. Shelburn opened another beer bottling company in January 1884. Ed. H. Shelburn & Co. started a bottling company for carbonated drinks in 1892 and was the first person to sell Coca-Cola in town in 1893. J.W. Bryan, inventor of the drink Euvita, established the Euvita Bottling Co. in January 1903. In 1908, T.M. Hooker and W.A. Teel, Jr. started the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company. In April 1906, the Burton Soda Water and Ice Cream Works opened and began bottling Seven Springs Mineral Water. W.J. Hardee, C.M. Warren and R.T. Cox started the Greenville Chero-Cola Bottling Co. in March 1915, and in 1916, James M. Hines established the Coca-Cola Bottling Works. The Orange Crush Bottling Co. opened in 1923; J. Carroll Waldrop started the Nehi Bottling Co. in 1933; and the Double Cola Bottling Company began in 1939. The Gary Beverage Company of Charlotte, N.C. established the Greenville Tip Company in March 1940.