Simplot expands turf, horticulture business to Southeast

Simplot expands turf, horticulture business to Southeast

“Simplot Partners” will operate new locations in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.

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November 15, 2018
GCI Staff
The J.R. Simplot Company is expanding its turf, horticulture and specialty plant nutrition business to the southeastern United States. “Simplot Partners” will now operate new locations in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. The new locations will offer a complete line of plant nutrients, plant protection, specialty products and maintenance options for nursery, turf and specialty agricultural professionals. 
 
Dr. Jeff Higgins, manager of business development for Simplot’s southeast locations, said that plans for the new locations are being finalized, with hiring and operations ramping up to full service starting next summer.  
 
“We’re excited to establish a presence here,” he said. “We’re a 90-year-old, family-owned company that operates in a range of industries serving food, agriculture and other related, specialized industries like golf course and turf management. Our focus on long-term relationships is a true differentiator for our Partners business.”  
 
Simplot Partners offers a complete line of products that meet the needs of a wide range of customers, including golf courses, landscapers, nursery operators, municipalities and athletic field managers. The company’s turf was used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Simplot also offers a proprietary line of premium turf colorants and many other ornamental plant management products. Simplot Partners has locations in 16 other states, all in the West, as well as two locations in Australia.