Our Vivid Vision
We created a Vivid Vision to ensure our people and our external partners understand our goals, in detail, for 2021. Without a clear goal, we’ll never be able to achieve it.
Our people are our backbone. We are proud to be a family-owned & operated business employing local people in the heart of rural Upstate New York. We believe in treating everyone with respect, regardless of title or tenure.
The Raymond-Hadley Corp. name dates back to 1892, when Arthur B. Raymond and Francis E. Hadley formed the company. In the early years RHC made a name for itself selling vessel loads of flour and cornmeal throughout Europe, the Mediterranean, and areas of North Africa. At that time, flour and cornmeal was packed in wooden barrels which were loaded onto ships using large nets.
In 1965, Raymond C. Maratea joined the company under then President, William P. Betz, who had been with the company for 54 years. By this time, the industrialization of Europe had taken place and Italy was producing the most efficient wheat and corn milling equipment in the world. RHC had shifted its focus to the United States, the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands, Belize, and the northern tip of South America.
In 1972, The Raymond-Hadley Corp. was sold to one of its larger wheat flour customers. Raymond continued on in the new owners employ for a time, but was growing weary of the city life, so soon after resigned and left for the fresh air in the beautiful Finger Lakes area of upstate New York. RHC felt his absence and convinced him to sell for them again via phone with frequent travel to the metropolitan NYC area and islands of the Caribbean.
In 1977, RHC needed a co-packer – so Raymond partnered with his nephew, Joseph and started a new co-packing business named Candor Specialty Packaging (CSP). The company began with three employees, one packaging machine, and just two customers. The original packaging machine and initial two customers are still with RHC today.
In 1981, The Raymond-Hadley Corp. was offered for sale once again. This time Raymond convinced his brother, Gennaro M. Maratea, to purchase the company with him. In 1989 CSP and RHC were merged under the Raymond-Hadley Corp. name.
Today, ownership of the Raymond-Hadley Corp. has passed from Raymond & his wife Lori to their twin sons Jacinto (CEO) & Gianni (CFO), and their nephew Elliot Dutra (COO).