Founded in 1960, AVI Foodsystems has become the one of the largest independently owned and operated food service companies in the United States. It provides vending, catering, dining and office coffee services for industrial plants, corporate headquarters complexes, universities, school systems and health care facilities throughout the Midwest and Eastern United States. The company serves some of America s most prestigious institutions, including Carnegie Mellon University, DaimlerChrysler, Delta Air Lines, Ford Motor Company, Kmart, The Kroger Company and Whirlpool. AVI services millions of consumers daily from a number of strategic locations, including one in Sandusky, Ohio. DiversityBusiness.com named AVI No. 3 on its Top 500 Woman Owned Businesses list.