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Aviagen receives 2010 NAITA global trade award

Aviagen, poultry breeding company has been selected by the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) to receive its Global Trade Award for 2010.

The annual NAITA Global Trade Award honors a North Alabama company or organization for its dedication to and success in international trade development.

“On behalf of Aviagen and our employees worldwide, we are proud to play such an important role here in Huntsville and around the world as we serve our customers globally,” said Don Hachen, Director of Global Planning, Aviagen. "Aviagen brands have been a mainstay in the global poultry industry for over 75 years and exports are a key ingredient to Aviagen’s strength and future growth as we continue to develop new markets. We are honored to receive the Global Trade Award from NAITA, and appreciate their ongoing support.”

Aviagen has been exporting product for more than 15 years. The company provides day-old broiler breeder chicks and hatching eggs to customers in 130 countries around the world located in North America, Central America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Aviagen’s export volume in 2009 was approx. 12 mln chicks. Export sales figures have increased 31% over the past 2 years, and international sales make up almost 50% of Aviagen’s total sales.

Aviagen is a corporate member of NAITA and an active participant in NAITA programs.


Natalie Berkhout

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