Dick DeVos Said to Make Play in Liquor Industry

It seems that Dick DeVos and family, from Grand Rapids Michigan, are making their way into the liquor business. If true, their first acquisition is the Coppercraft Distillery from the Holland Township. The reason for this assumption is that Windquest Group, Inc. is DeVos’s holding company owned by himself and his wife Betsy DeVos. And this holding company recently became the registered agent of Coppercraft Distillery, LLC (as reported by the LARA (Michigan Department Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs).

The company originated in 2015, on the 15th of October, as CC Acquisitions, LLC. It was then promptly changed to the name of Coppercraft Distillery, LLC just one day later. The distillery was founded in 2013 by Walter Catton. It was changed to WDC Holdings, LLC later that November.

The businesses serves many drink options. It acts as a small distiller of spirits, micro brewery, winemaker, and vendor. Its licenses for these activities are under the holding of Circus Processions, LLC. They are due to be transferred to Windquest, although the Michigan LCC (Liquor Control Commission) says this could take up to six months.

About Dick DeVos

He has given over $1 billion to great causes in his life. In 2013, he and his family donated a whopping $90 million to educational, health, religious, artistic, and community organizations. In the realm of education, the DeVos education also helped reduce the amount of kids skipping school by about 30% as part of their drive to help teachers be better leaders in the classroom.

Through the religious organization giving he has assisted people in a variety of ways with basic needs. This includes getting access to special social programs, getting a driver’s license, getting a job, and at times a place to sleep and food to eat. One of the people who benefited from this is Mel Trotter, who was formerly homeless but had a job after 40 days of entering the program.

Along with his wife Betsy, Dick has been a co-chair of the Education Freedom Fund going back to 1993. Scholarships for students in Michigan are the ones who benefit from this program, and it lets them attend the schools they could previously only dream about. In order to match donations to the Children’s Scholarship Fund, DeVos donated around $7.5 million.

But their contribution to the community and society doesn’t stop there. They also chaired “Kids First” together. This is a program that helps people use tax credits to put their kids in special chartered schools. And with Children First America, Choices for Children, and American Education Reform Council, they have helped to nurture students’ minds while they are still young and able to learn valuable lessons they can take on.

As the president of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, he helps students get MS, MA, and MBA degrees. They also have formed a scholarship for entrepreneurs. And Grand Action is an initiative to help revitalize downtown Detroit thanks to the help of DeVos and company.

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