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T&R Company Appoints Gene Richau to Director of Sales

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. Feb 9, 2015 – T&R Company has named Gene Richau to the position of Director of Sales.  T&R is a well-known manufacturer of landscape tree boxes and a leading distributor of plastic containers for wholesale nurseries and greenhouses throughout the western United States.

Gene Richau
Gene Richau, T&R Company's
Director of Sales

Gene brings more than 25 years of well-honed nursery experience to his new position including his previous nine year employment history at T&R when he headed up Sales and Key Accounts from 2002 to 2011.  Besides his time with T&R, he also gained valuable experience in sales and management with two national container manufacturers - Nursery Supplies, Inc. and Myers Lawn and Garden Group.

“I’m really glad to be back at T&R,” Gene explains.  “I missed the T&R culture where you are always encouraged to try something different or new.  I thrive in that kind of environment.  What’s different now is that the company is more focused; more organized and has a broader range of talent.  T&R recognized from the beginning that the nursery industry was changing and developed its own way of doing business to accommodate and optimize those changes.  We will continue that successful formula to further future growth.”

Looking toward the future Gene says, “I’m hoping to expand on the formula that has cultivated T&R from a basic wood processing business to the fastest growing horticultural distributor on the west coast.  My goal is to motivate and empower our sales team and develop new talent.”

“We’re extremely pleased to have Gene back at T&R,” says Phil Guardia, T&R Company President and Owner.  “His excellent know-how and fit with our team has allowed him to hit the ground running.”Extremely active in the nursery trade, Gene is currently a Regional Director as well as past Chapter President for the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers.  He is also a former board member for the Nursery Growers Association, the Arizona Nursery Association, and the San Diego Flower and Plant Association.  He earned the Arizona Nursery Association Salesperson of the Year in 1996 and the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers Allied Salesperson of the Year in 2000. 

About T&R Company:

Founded in Southern California in 1964, T&R Company specializes in containers for nurseries from plug trays to containers over 20-feet and all sizes in between. T&R’s headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, California encompass nearly seven acres with over 50,000 square feet of production.  The company’s Woodburn, Oregon facility, which services the Northwest region, includes an additional 13,000 square feet of office and warehouse space. For further information, contact T&R Company, 8685 Etiwanda Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739; Tel:888-899-3400, Fax: (909) 899-4975, E-mail: sales@trlcompany.com , Web: www.trlcompany.com.

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