A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Inc. Celebrates Grand Opening of its New National Corporate Headquarters in Windham, New Hampshire
A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing celebrated the grand opening of its new 20,000 square foot “A.J. Letizio Enterprise Center” on September 6th, 2019, with a crowd of nearly 400 guests on hand. Located on Enterprise Drive in Windham, New Hampshire, the newly built facility will serve as the national headquarters for the A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Company, a leading sales agency for Retail Consumer Packaged Goods as well as Foodservice and Disposable Goods throughout the eastern United States. The company operated a smaller building at the same location over the last 19 years but demolished that one in 2018 to make way for the larger facility to be built in its place, in accordance with the company’s 20-year strategic plan.
Among the numerous guests on hand were local, State and County officials, several Senators and House of Representative members from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, officials from the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Food Associations, Greater Boston Food Bank, Community Development and Chamber of Commerce officials. Five generations of the Letizio family joined Al Letizio, Jr and wife Patti, along with close friends, neighbors, clients and customers from across the United States on the bright sunny summer morning, where hundreds assembled for the blessing of the new building delivered by Father Brian Kennedy of Saint Matthew Parish. CEO Al Letizio, Jr. welcomed everyone and key note remarks were made by New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu who called the new A.J. Letizio facility “perhaps the most technologically advanced facility of its kind in the state.” Al Letizio, Jr. reflected on the company’s history in the food industry dating back to the family meat market in 1912, and the founding of the A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing in 1988, reminding his more than 75 team members present that although they should all be mindful of the family’s long traditions, that the company’s focus is on the horizon and on the future, remarking on A.J. Letizio’s more than 50% growth in sales since 2015. “In a world of corporate acquisition and short-term business strategies, we have remained consistent, reliable and resolute over the last 30-plus years. While others are focused on the short term, our decision making is based upon long term partnerships and upon executing our 20-year corporate game plan. Today we celebrate with you, our friends, the grand opening of the new A.J. Letizio Enterprise Center, the new national headquarters of A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing and the new home for local small business entrepreneurs seeking a professional and collegial environment in which to work and meet.”
The new facility features a combination of a historically inspired castle tower and stone walls, to a modern, highly technologically advanced workspace of fully appointed offices, meeting spaces accommodating groups up to 105 guests. The fully appointed test kitchen was staffed by more than a dozen chefs from the A.J. Letizio Culinary team who provided hand crafted delicacies for hundreds of guests who toured the facility all day long.