Vacaville, California – November 1, 2005 – Mariani Packing Co., the largest privately owned dried fruit manufacturer in the industry, announced their Centennial celebration event for customers will be held at the 2005 PMA Show, November 6th – 8th, in Atlanta, GA. At an earlier event for the Mariani and Sousa families, friends, and growers, Mariani held a gala dinner at their Vacaville, CA plant on July 26th to get the Centennial celebration started. “Although our official 100 years doesn’t begin until 2006, we wanted to take full advantage of the summer weather, and kick off our milestone event prior to the holidays,” says Patti Newsom, Director of Marketing for Mariani.
During the gala celebration, over 400 guests were treated to historical backdrops spanning the 100 years of Mariani history and company values set forth by Paul Mariani, Sr., while dining in a replica orchard, circa 1906. Chairman and CEO Mark Mariani introduced a video highlighting Mariani’s milestones and corporate values.
Mariani expects to continue the Centennial spirit through 2006 with marketing and promotional efforts highlighting the company’s milestone event.