Poughkeepsie Roots, Global Business
Company Name: EFCO Products
Industry: Food Manufacturing/ Production
Year established: 1903
Family owned EFCO Products is a rarity in today’s industry, let alone the global business culture. Headquartered in Poughkeepsie, New York, EFCO adheres to a long-standing tradition of service excellence and product quality that is rooted in its heritage since 1903. Manufacturing ingredients for over 100 years, EFCO serves the ever-changing and evolving needs of local and wholesale bakeries, global industrial food processors and chain restaurants.
Commenting on more than a century of doing business in the Hudson Valley, president, and CEO, Steve Effron said, “Our business is constantly changing and we’ve had to continue to evolve with it.” The Poughkeepsie native also pointed to a long list of advantages doing business in Dutchess County: “We have a long-tenured workforce that is very skilled and adept at what they do. Our workforce is fueled by a strong educational system, particularly Marist College, the Culinary Institute of America, and Dutchess Community College,” he said, “We also benefit from our proximity to a large population base in the eastern corridor and great access to New York ports.
“The strength of our business is innovation, and we like our customers and prospective customers to see how our products are developed and made.” Effron continued, ” Fortunately, both our domestic and international customers love coming to the Hudson Valley. Whether they are from New York City, the Middle East, Asia, or Latin America, our customers appreciate the rich history of the area and of our company.”
For four generations, this global business has not only made life sweeter for consumers but also continues to contribute to the community in many ways. To learn more about Steve Effron and the EFCO legacy here in Dutchess, read more in our inaugural issue of the Think Dutchess magazine.