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PRODUCERS

AVA Companies

At the Center
AVA Companies' state-of-the-art processing and packaging facility is the hub
for customers' case-ready pork and beef programs.
company profile
AVA Companies
www.avapork.com
Headquarters: Hicksville, N.Y.
Specialty: Meat processing
AVA Companies: "The company
uses advanced technology to supply a wide range of unique, costeffective services to retail operators, restaurants and processor
distribution partnerships."

AVA Companies serves customers along the East Coast with case-ready meat products from its state-of-the-art facility.

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hen it comes to serving customers in the Northeast
with case-ready meat products, there are few companies that have the capabilities of AVA Companies.
The company says its state-of-the-art facility on
Long Island has become known as "the Meat
Depot" because it serves as the center for many customers' case-ready
programs. It's thanks to these capabilities that AVA Companies has
become one of the leading suppliers of pork and beef products to independent retailers and club stores in and around New York City.

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"Nassau County in New York's Long
Island may not seem a likely spot for an
ultra-modern meat-processing facility,
but behind a glass façade building, AVA
Companies' new plant is dedicated to
changing the way East Coast operators
improve their case-and-space management strategies," the company says.
AVA Companies has been in business
since 1984, when founder Albert Girgenti
started servicing the New York City market with high-quality Canadian pork.
"Starting from a regional van load a
week, he has grown AVA into one of the
leading companies in quality pork distribution, servicing customers nationwide
and worldwide," the company says.
"AVA, with a leading-edge in technology and experienced staff, both from the
supply side and the retail operation side,
have established a leadership position in
cost efficiencies, distribution efficiencies and space management," the company continues.

Central Operations
The company opened its new facility
about two years ago, and it says the
space gives it the capacity to handle
needs other competitors can't. This
includes the ability to provide just-intime delivery. "The plant, known as the


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