Vista Color Honored as Minority Business

MIAMI, FL | Vista Color, a designer and manufacturer of paperboard folding cartons for many industries, including pharmaceutical, food, beverage and private label, recently accepted the 2017 award for National Minority Manufacturing Firm of the Year from the US Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

Henry Serrano, CEO of Vista Color, accepted the award, which pays tribute to a minority-owned firm that has achieved significant success in employing new and innovative techniques that led to a significant increase in market share, job growth, and customer satisfaction.

National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) week was October 22–28, 2017, when the nation recognizes contributions of minority businesses to the U.S. Economy. The National MED Week Awards program is a longstanding tradition celebrating the outstanding achievements of minorities entrepreneurs as well as individuals that have demonstrated a commitment to advancing minority business enterprises.

Founded in 1968 by Cuban immigrant Jesus Serrano, Vista Color achieved 27% revenue growth from 2013 and continues to grow at a steady pace. The company has made dedicated upgrades in its technology and has purchased all new equipment. No machine at the company is more than five years old. The company says these investments have allowed it to enable accelerated speed-to-market at more competitive prices.

Says Serrano, “The entire Vista Color team is grateful to be honored as National Minority Manufacturing Firm of the year. I would like to express my thanks to Beatrice Louissaint and her team with FSMSDC for advancing access and growth for minority businesses in Florida. Thank you to our local Miami MBDA Center, particularly Julio Cassels, who nominated Vista Color for this award. I hope that our journey will inspire other minority-owned businesses.

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