PRT 'Oregon' becomes PRT 'Hubbard'

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Contact: Owen Davies (250) 381-1404 x 229

Victoria, BC – May 01, 2018 – PRT USA Inc. (PRT) is pleased to announce that fourteen years after opening its doors, the PRT Oregon nursery will get a new name.

The ‘Oregon’ facility, located southeast of Hubbard, Oregon, was the first nursery PRT purchased in the PNW U.S. in 2004 and was aptly named ‘PRT Oregon,’ or ‘PRT OR’ for short. However, with the acquisition of the previous Plum Creek/Weyerhaeuser facility in Cottage Grove, Oregon in February 2017, the old moniker for the Hubbard location had started to create a bit of confusion.

PRT Vice President Herb Markgraf commented: “With the acquisition of the Cottage Grove facility, PRT will take another step towards our goal of better serving our customers in the Pacific Northwest U.S. With two growing facilities in the PNW, it was time to properly differentiate between facilities and let our customers know that there are two PRT nurseries in Oregon. These two PRT nurseries (PRT Hubbard and PRT Cottage Grove), will allow PRT to solidify our market position of containerized forest seedlings in the PNW.”

The change to PRT Hubbard (PRT HB) will be effective May 1, 2018. Customers with orders at PRT Hubbard will find the location codes on their orders and correspondence changed to PRT Hubbard/HB, but will see no change in seedling quality and service.

About PRT

PRT is North America’s largest producer of container-grown forest seedlings with capacity to custom grow more than 220 million seedlings across our network of nurseries located in Canada and the United States. We have established a leadership position in our industry by working closely with our customers and by providing reliable reforestation products and silviculture services at competitive prices. Our silviculture services include: seed processing and specialized seed treatments; forest seedling and plant propagation; quality assurance testing, cold storage, shipping, and field-performance assessment and enhancement.

PRT is more than a forest seedling company – we also grow energy crops for heat, power and wastewater treatment projects.

PRT’s Mission: To provide the most trusted growing services, best suited to the needs of our customers. Learn more at www.prt.com.

For specific information; please contact: 
Tiffany Roddy, PRT PNW CSR
Email: tiffany.roddy@prt.com
Phone (541) 514-8066