AFIA Relocating to New Office Space
|Small conference room.|
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 1, 2017 — To accommodate a growing staff and better serve its members, the American Feed Industry Association will be relocating to a new office space in the same building later this month. Effective Aug. 21, AFIA’s new address will be: 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 810, Arlington, VA, 22201. AFIA will close its offices temporarily on Aug. 19, with phone lines and email down, during the move.
“We are excited to move AFIA into the new office space,” said AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman. “Not only will it have a more modern look and feel, but it also includes several great features that highlight the association’s commitment to a flexible work environment. I would like to commend Leanna Nail, AFIA’s director of administration, who led the staff team as they did an outstanding job designing a cost-efficient space that will be comfortable and functional for our staff and visitors and appealing to a future work force.”
|Staff kitchen and dining area.|
The year-long project began in August 2016 when the team looked at buildings throughout the Arlington area, particularly focusing on the Ballston-Rosslyn corridor. Requirements for the new space included easy access to the Metro, the airport, downtown Washington, D.C., and multiple restaurants and hotels in anticipation of member visits. The team selected the office space last October and began working with a construction company on its design. AFIA has been in its current office space for 10 years.
The new office includes:
- nine offices, plus four for the Animal Ag Alliance, which shares an office space with AFIA;
- eight work stations;
- two meeting rooms, including a large conference room that can seat up to 40 people;
- new technologies, including a conference room scheduling system, an improved office communications system and an electronic welcome board;
- multiple “landing areas,” or desks available for staff who typically work from home or for visitors to use;
- an updated kitchen and dining area that can also be used for informal meetings;
- a small wellness room, complete with a refrigerator for nursing mothers to use; and
- an incredible view of Washington, D.C.