A. Zerega's Sons, Inc.

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A. Zerega's Sons, Inc.
Industry Food Manufacturing
Founded 1848
Founder Antoine Zerega
Headquarters Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
Products Pasta
Website zerega.com

A. Zerega's Sons, Inc. is a privately owned pasta company with plants in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and Lee's Summit, Missouri. The company was founded by Antoine Zerega in Brooklyn, New York in 1848 making it the first pasta company in the United States.[1][2] Antoine's son Frank was a pasta maker for 83 years and served as the company's president. Both Zerega Avenue and the elevated train station on the infamous "Pelham line" that bear the family name were named after Antoine. [3] The company moved from Brooklyn to Fair Lawn in 1952.[4][5]

Coordinates: 40°55′23.18″N 74°06′59.27″W / 40.9231056°N 74.1164639°W / 40.9231056; -74.1164639[6]

Notes

  1. National Pasta Association. "Fun Facts About Pasta", National Pasta Association website, 2009. Retrieved on December 21, 2009.
  2. Serventi, Silvano and Françoise Sabban. Pasta: the Story of a Universal Food (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002), p. 191.
  3. The New York Times. "Frank L. Zerega", April 18, 1967, p. 41.
  4. The New York Times. "Zerega Leaving Brooklyn: 101-Year-Old Macaroni Concern Plans Factory in Jersey", January 23, 1950, p. 38.
  5. National Macaroni Manufacturers Association. "New Zerega Address", The Macaroni Journal, vol. XXXIII, no. 10 (Minneapolis, MN: February 1952), p. 28.
  6. "Google map of A. Zerega's Sons, Inc. headquarters in Fair Lawn, New Jersey".