Joe Campolo, Managing Partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP and Board Chairman of HIA-LI, recently enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at Business Achievement Award recipient Castella and their innovative operation right here in Hauppauge! Castella is a Long Island success story of how a local business can achieve national exposure and continue to grow each year. As a fellow business with Long Island roots, we were honored to get a closer look and learn more about the inner workings of this award-winning organization. The future of Long Island depends on forward-thinking companies like Castella.

Hairnets and garment protection are always in style at Castella. Here, Castella CEO Chris Valsamos prepares to give CMM’s Joe Campolo and Cheryl Mazarowski a tour of the warehouse

Just one aisle of Castella’s 125,000 sq. ft. warehouse/manufacturing building. Incredibly, Castella has completely outgrown this space and will be opening a new warehouse in the Heartland Industrial Park in Deer Park later this year.

Spices being packaged in the “Spice Room” in preparation for sale to restaurants and distributors. Can you smell the garlic powder and ground pepper being packaged in this photo?

Boxes of freshly packaged olives ready for shipment. Castella imports olives from all over the world. Olives, one of Castella’s best-selling products, are packaged in the “Wet Pack Room” throughout the day.