WOODBURY, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AriZona knows the most rewarding part of being the number one ready-to-drink iced tea in the United States is the ability to pay it forward to the community that helped get you there. Founded in Brooklyn in 1992 - the family-owned and operated, privately held company - has stuck to its New York roots by maintaining their corporate headquarters in Woodbury, N.Y. This all American company prides itself on its ability to continue to create and keep local jobs even during a recession. Keeping all of its manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States, for their domestic market, remains the primary focus for the brand.
AriZona Beverages has built a strong relationship with the residents of Long Island, New York by supporting and donating to local charities. Earlier this summer, AriZona hosted a fundraiser and auction for Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano's Official Campaign Kick Off. Throughout his term, Mangano has put the focus on rebuilding Nassau County by attracting new jobs and increasing county revenue, a mission AriZona lives by.
On August 20th, 2013, Shaquille O'Neal and the AriZona Team, including Chairman Don Vultaggio and his sons Wesley and Spencer, welcomed Mangano and his associates Thomas Dale, Police Commissioner of Nassau County and John Berry, Inspector Commanding Officer of the 2nd precinct back to their headquarters to celebrate the success of the new Soda Shaq line, now rolling out nationally. O'Neal and Vultaggio personally thanked everyone for being a part of the team with a catered dinner, music and a meet and greet with Shaquille O'Neal.
Based out on Long Island with multiple warehouses in the tri-state area AriZona has made it a priority to create and keep jobs on Long Island. While other companies have had layoffs in recent years, family-owned AriZona prides itself on creating jobs and resisting any laying off employees in the 21 years they have been in business. Since 2009, AriZona has added over 170 jobs, employing more than 200 people in Nassau County alone, or its approximate 1,000 national employees. Mangano reminds Nassau County residents that, "When you buy an AriZona you're supporting your own community."
AriZona Beverages USA LLC was founded in Brooklyn in 1971 by Don Vultaggio and John Ferolito and to this day remains a privately held and family-run American business based in Woodbury, NY. AriZona Beverages—makers of AriZona Iced Tea, waters, juices, energy drinks, sports drinks and powdered tea mixes —is the number one ready-to-drink tea in North America and has begun worldwide expansion starting with South America, Europe and Asia. AriZona's mission is to create the highest quality products, that not only look great, but taste great and are affordable for people to buy. For more information, visit www.drinkarizona.com.
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