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 T&R Company Expands Sales Force and Appoints Jack Reid to Head Newly Formed Greenhouse Division for Western States

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. May 18, 2006 – T&R Company, a well-known manufacturer of landscape tree boxes, stakes and trellises, and distributor of plastic nursery pots, has announced the formation of a Greenhouse Division dedicated specifically to providing products for the greenhouse and bedding growers in the western United States. The company has also announced two new sales appointments to augment T&R’s existing sales force covering California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii.


The Greenhouse Division’s comprehensive product offering includes a wide variety of indoor greenhouse pots, including azalea pots in sizes from two to 14-inches, standard pots in sizes from four to eight inches, a variety of hanging baskets, flats and trays, shade cloth and groundcovers




Jack Reid

Heading the Greenhouse Division is newly appointed Jack Reid, who is responsible for developing the division’s product line and training the sales team to the unique aspects and needs of the greenhouse and bedding growers. With over 30 years in the wholesale nursery industry, Jack brings with him an extensive knowledge of both the growing and supply sides of the industry, learning the trade from such notables as Howard Farrand, Jack Banks and Gene Corey. His experience encompasses several years working for greenhouse growers in both California and Hawaii, and for dry goods suppliers in California. He also owned his own foliage nursery for five years where he learned the unique challenges facing growers in dealing with perishable plant materials.


Jack has served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Nurserymen for a number of years and was also an Associate Member Director for the Association. Previously, he was the Director of the Living Plant Growers Association, which later became the San Diego County Flower Association.
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“Nurseries grow works of art – these plants are more than just commodities – they’re quality plants that are works of art in and of themselves,” Jack says in summing up his greenhouse philosophy. “My mission at T&R is to provide an offering of products to greenhouse and bedding plant growers that will help them obtain greater sales and profitability. You’re really looking for the right product for the right plant material. And that varies by season, by grower and by market. I’m excited to join the T&R team and look forward to further building on partnerships with customers based on the trust and reliability that T&R is known for.”


The second new addition to T&R’s sales team is Mercedes Medina, who will cover the San Diego and Riverside counties. Previously, Mercedes held the position of Inside Sales and Customer Service Representative for Nursery Supplies, Inc. where she worked with growers through the western United States. A Southern California native, Mercedes currently resides in Anaheim, California.


Mercedes Medina


“As part of T&R’s outside sales team, I will now be able to put many faces with the names that I’ve come to know through my previous work at Nursery Supplies,” says Mercedes. “I’m very excited to start this new opportunity with a growing, well-known company in the industry.”

The Greenhouse Division marks T&R’s second new division in less than three years, underscoring the company’s commitment to growing as needed to provide the industry with the quality and service they have come to expect. In 2003, the company created the Kelmar Creations Division (its retail division), and in 2001, added outdoor plastic nursery containers to its existing wood product line.

About T&R Company:
Founded in Southern California in 1964, T&R Company specializes in containers for nurseries from plug trays to tree boxes over 20-feet and all sizes in between. T&Rs headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, California encompass nearly seven acres with over 30,000 square feet of production. Under its Kelmar Creations Division (established in 2003), it also manufactures a complete line of decorative specialty wood consumer products marketed through retail garden centers. For further information, contact T&R Company, 12940 Whittram 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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