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Value Added Products (VAP) rises for 20 years in Alva


January 22, 2020

Yvonne Miller

Left: VAP's staff shown at the 20th Annual Stockholder's Meeting consist of (from left, front row): Plant Operations Manager Tonja Lewis, CEO Geoff Clark, Quality Assurance Manager Neha Thunga; (back) Warehouse Manager Rudy Smith-Dunn, Human Resources Manager Eric Emerson, Research & Development Manager Daniel Hinde, Admin Assistant Jennifer Dooley, Admin Assistant Sharon Doctor. Right: VAP CEO Geoff Clark talks to stockholders at their 20th annual meeting about how he and staff are working to turn a profit for the cooperative owned by area farmers/ranchers, businessmen and landowners.

Known for producing mouthwatering pizza crusts, buttery, flaky croissants and more delicious-as-grandma-made dough products,Value Added Products (VAP) held their 20th Annual Stockholders Meeting Saturday in Alva. An estimated 40 investors attended the meeting in a conference room at the Northwest Technology Center.

In the late 1990s a group of innovative businessmen, farmers/ranchers and others in the Alva area came together and VAP was born. Investors were mainly wheat-farmers and ranchers who invested their money in this value-added industry to provide jobs for the local economy; get a ta...

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