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We are very excited to announce the recent acquisition of Livingston Seed Company in July '14. Please feel free to read the press release on our website.
Growth is a familiar concept to Plantation Products. We package and ship over 170 million seed packets every year to thousands of retail outlets in the US and Canada. Due to our strong presence within our retail partners, we have not felt the need to sell directly to consumers through our website at this point and time.
However, we are working hard on some future projects to help gardeners navigate and learn how to grow all of our 1,600 seed varieties. Seed varieties have many different characteristics and our goal is to make gardening easier for beginners. We would even like to offer new varieties and ways to challenge even the most experienced gardeners as well.
Our corporate headquarters, which is based in Norton, MA, consists of a 200,000 square foot facility that houses our manufacturing and office space. In this facility, we fill over 1 million seed packets per day, pack all of our seed displays, and operate two greenhouses where we test all seed varieties. We also have a new 400,000 square foot distribution facility, which is capable of loading and shipping over 65 truckloads of product each day. We have a seasoned sales staff and customer service operation in Fulton, KY with many key account managers located throughout the country, too.
We are very committed to the Canadian business with our McKenzie brand. We recently doubled the production capacity in Brandon, Manitoba by investing in new seed filling equipment. We are very excited to offer many new seed varieties and innovative seed starting kits to this marketplace in the near future. The population is filled with very strong gardeners and a supportive base of retail partners.
We are fortunate to have a team of employees that are the most hard working, talented, and loyal group anywhere in the world. With approximately 200 full-time employees, we are a relatively small team with lots of personalities. However, even during the last few years with unprecedented growth, our team has always stepped up and delivered for our customers.
The average tenure for employees is just over 15 years and everyone at Plantation Products realizes that each seed packet represents a promise to a gardener that they can count on us when they purchase seed for their garden. This passion and care for quality is why our brands have grown into the largest and oldest seed company in North America.
We appreciate you taking the time to review our website and whether you are a consumer or a retail partner, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Michael Pietrasiewicz, CEO