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AVNA Newsletter • Q2 2024

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Rollout of our new brand continues to receive positive feedback. The theme of advanced innovation led by talented teams with a common goal of saving and improving lives resonates strongly within our industry and community.

The AVNA Advantage is our promise to customers that we are a committed and long-term strategic partner in making our world a healthier, better place. It drives every aspect of our culture and guides what we do.

Our four pillars, PEOPLE, PASSION, PARTNERSHIPS, and PERFORMANCE guide us towards operational excellence. Driven by values of respect, impact, safety, and excellence, each employee is empowered to make a positive difference for themselves, our customers, our communities, and our environment.

The AVNA Advantage
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Mario Chaves, Vice President of our Costa Rica Operations completed the 2024 London Marathon in London, Britain. Mario leads by example through his drive and commitment to achieving professional and personal goals, inspiring those around him to be the best version of themselves.

Shipping/Receiving Clerk Ivanska Centeno (Berlin, CT) and Production Lead Tina Rangasammy (New Britain, CT) receive the 2024 YWCA New Britain’s Women in Leadership Award. Both lead with passion and dedication to quality and superior customer service.

Photo courtesy of Evolution Free Zone

The building of a new, larger Costa Rica facility continues to progress according to plan.

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Precision Grinding

AVNA’s vertically integrated grinding and electropolishing solutions deliver high precision edges. Our standard and automated capabilities include CNC, ECG, through-feed, and profile grinding, allowing our team to customize the perfect manufacturing process for medical grade scissors, blades and cutters. Our Accu-blade® Proprietary Edge Grinding Technology reduces cut force up to 10x.

Advanced in-house automation and assembly and parts finishing capabilities enhance the safe production of millions of high precision, reliable medical and surgical blades and assemblies each year.

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Once again our team crushed CT’s Annual Walk Against Hunger in Hartford! The AVNA Pacemakers and their families continue to surpass each year’s goal, raising $17,000 to help fight hunger in Connecticut.


Empowering Employees to Take Charge of Corporate Giving

As a responsible corporate leader, AVNA is dedicated to making a positive impact in

the communities in which we live, work, and serve. Our Corporate Giving Program is spearheaded by our employees who are empowered to review all donation requests and distribute funds according to our Corporate Guidelines. At AVNA we are committed to:

Health & Human Services

We share the common goal of saving and improving the quality of life with our customers

by supporting organizations that improve lives of those in our community.

Youth Development | Education

We shape leaders of tomorrow by empowering others to discover their full potential through philanthropic initiatives and partnerships that foster youth development and advance education.

Cultural | Civic Programs

We enrich the quality of life within our communities through the support of organizations that foster the ongoing development of cultural and civic programs.

Each year AVNA contributes to over 50 different organizations throughout our community and industry through financial donations, sponsorships, and volunteer efforts.


Partner Preference in Full-Service Medical Device Outsourcing

Hear from AVNA and other MedTech manufacturing leaders on post-pandemic key learnings, reevaluations, and redefinitions of true partnerships between CMOs and OEMs.

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