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T&R Company New Oregon Branch Manager Brings Lifelong Greenhouse Experience

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. Oct. 6, 2011 – T&R Company, a manufacturer of landscape tree boxes and major distributor of plastic nursery pots, hanging baskets, flats and trays for wholesale nurseries and greenhouses, has announced the appointment of Courtney Lewis to the position of Branch Manager of the company's stocking warehouse in Woodburn, Oregon. Located just 20 minutes from Portland, the Oregon branch of the company facilitates sales, service and product delivery to the northwestern states, supporting the company's head office and manufacturing facility in Southern California.
 Courtney Lewis
Courtney will oversee the operation of the 13,000 square feet Woodburn office /warehouse and will work closely with T&R's veteran Northwest Territory manager, Alan White, to further grow the market in the Northwest region. Courtney grew up in the greenhouse business under the wing of her grandfather's greenhouse company, P&M Gardens Services in Eagle River, Alaska. As a child, she learned every aspect of the commercial greenhouse business on the 200,000 sq foot complex that included bedding and potted plants as well as seasonal crop cultivation. "The greenhouse business is literally in my blood," Courtney laughs. "That early foundation of learning has proved invaluable to me in later years."
After her childhood, Courtney continued on in the greenhouse business and added 10 years of adult horticulture experience, both growing and operationally. This experience included Interior and Exteriorscaping at a well established landscape company. Prior to that, she was Head Propagator for vegetative annuals with Fessler Nursery Company. In that role, she was primarily responsible for cultivating young cuttings imported from all over the world into successful young plants. Previously Courtney served on the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) Greenhouse Chapter Board for three years. She currently resides in the city of Woodburn with her husband and small son.

"Courtney was literally born and raised in the greenhouse business," said Phil Guardia, President of T&R. "To be exposed to this industry and trained at such a young age is priceless," he says. "Her lifelong greenhouse expertise will be a tremendous asset to T&R in the Northwest."

"I'm really looking forward to expanding the greenhouse production side of T&R's business here in the Northwest," says Courtney. "I foresee Alan White and I really pushing this part of the business to new levels. And with our easy access to the Interstate 5 and Highway 99E, customers can take full advantage of will-calls orders for quick needs."

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, 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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