Try-It Affiliate to Buy Albany Distributor

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM EDT

By Business First of Buffalo

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Try-It Affiliate to Buy Albany Distributor

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM EDT

ALBANY, NY (WKBW) -- Saratoga Eagle Sales & Services Inc. of Saratoga Springs is planning to acquire Anheuser-Busch wholesaler Ruch Distributors Inc. in Albany, state officials have confirmed.

Saratoga Eagle, a subsidiary of Lancaster-based Try-It Distributing Co., entered the Capital Region market in 2005 after acquiring Northern Distributors.

Ruch notified the state Labor Department on Tuesday that its 51 employees could be laid off between April 30 and May 31.

Labor Department spokeswoman Jean Genovese said Saratoga Eagle will interview Ruch employees and may hire some of them.

Saratoga Eagle President Jeff Vukelic declined to comment about the acquisition until the deal is finalized.