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Food truck supplier to expand, add 20 jobs in Hauppauge

A G Food, which plans to add 20

A G Food, which plans to add 20 employees by 2017, produces breakfast and lunch items for food trucks on Long Island. This food truck was in Seaford on March 22, 2012. Photo Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

A supplier to Long Island's ubiquitous food trucks is planning a $5.7-million expansion in Hauppauge.

A G Food Products Corp., wants to purchase 35 Marcus Blvd. and to construct an addition that will bring the building's total size to 53,100 square feet. The producer of breakfast and lunch items employs 31 people now and hopes to add 20 by 2017.

Linda Dalcollo, the company's office manager, said more space is needed to fulfill new contracts. She estimated the new orders would boost A G Food's annual sales by about 25 percent.

"We don't have the facility to produce more for them," said Dalcollo, referring to the new customers.

The Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency this week offered A G Food $548,910 in tax breaks over 12 years. Most of the savings would come from reduced property tax bills.

A G Food currently operates from rented space at 50 Constance Ct. in Hauppauge that's less than half the size of its planned new home.

"They mostly serve the mobile food truck industry here on Long Island," said Ralph Perna, a commercial real estate broker with the firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, which is helping to sell the Hauppauge building to A G Food.

"They have some new contracts, and they need far more space than what they are in now," he told the IDA's board of directors.

A G Food was established a year ago when Allison Gildersleeve, Jessica Avellino and Carmine Avellino Jr. bought an existing foodstuffs provider to mobile food trucks.

Records show the company's employees earn, on average, $20,967 per year.


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