Nutri-Force Nutrition, a Hispanic-owned nutraceuticals firm, has received the 2013 Good to Great Award in the health-care category from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
"This award demonstrates the accomplishments of our workforce of more than 500 employees and their day-to-day commitment to the company," Anthony Alfonso, Nutri-Force Nutrition president and CEO, said in a statement. "They are my inspiration and have become the catalysts that drive innovation at Nutri-Force Nutrition."
The Good to Great program showcases businesses "that have achieved greatness in their mission and established themselves as industry leaders," according to a release.
The awards are open to all for-profit businesses headquartered in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties that can demonstrate excellent performance over a four-year period.
With $75 million in annual revenue, Nutri-Force Nutrition operates a 250,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Miami Lakes and has $75 million in annual revenue.
Last July, the company opened a 40,000-square-foot softgel vitamin plant at a cost of $13 million, which it expects will spur jobs growth in the area.
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Alfonso attributes his company's success to his team of scientists, formulators and product managers, as well as an executive team that includes Dan Alhadeff, chief operating officer, and Gilberto Diaz, vice president of operations.
Alhadeff, who leads the company's development efforts, has 12 years in the industry and has served with Fortune 500 companies. Diaz is responsible for overall manufacturing operations and FDA compliance.
Founded in 2001, Nutri-Force Nutrition is a Hispanic-owned and recognized cGMP (current good manufacturing processes) leader in the contract manufacturing, private labeling, and branding of vitamins and nutritional supplements.
The chamber's Good to Great Awards program honors South Florida companies that embody ideals from Jim Collins' book Good to Great.
Pictured left to right are Victoria Villalba, Victoria and Associates Career Services; Danette Gossett, Gossett Marketing; Gladys Reed, Bank United; Dan Alhadeff, COO of Nutri-Force Nutrition; and Anthony Alfonso, CEO of Nutri-Force Nutrition.
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