THE EDAPHOS GROUP ACQUIRES SWANSON BARK AND WOOD PRODUCTS, INC.
LONGVIEW, WA – June 28, 2018 - The Edaphos Group announced today that it has acquired Swanson Bark and Wood Products, Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium organic soils, mulches and landscape products in the northwest United States. The purchase provides The Edaphos Group with a strong base of operations in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), coupled with high quality raw materials, and direct proximity to some of the best transportation lanes in the United States.
The stock purchase of the lawn and garden manufacturing company fits into The Edaphos Groups’ strategy of providing premium sustainable organic soil and mulch products to retail, commercial and professional consumers. Swanson’s in-house fleet of company owned trucks and rail cars set it apart from their competition by providing reliable, consistent distribution to its customers, covering a wide geography.
“Swanson’s quality and commitment to produce sustainably sourced, premium organic lawn and garden products is second to none. Former owner John Leber, was my friend, and a long-time advocate for our industry. We intend to keep his vision and legacy alive as we plan to significantly expand upon what he started” said Steve Liffers, Partner at The Edaphos Group. “Swanson has been a leading sustainable organic recycler since 1928 and we are excited to continue to be a leader of environmental stewardship in the PNW” says Jeff Jackson, Partner at The Edaphos Group. Post-acquisition, Jackson and Liffers will take on the roles of Co-Presidents, as well as Owners at Swanson.
About The Edaphos Group
The Edaphos Group, based in Davidson, North Carolina is a unique consulting firm committed to providing guidance and advice to leading edge manufacturing companies seeking to expand their sales of products and services. It’s Principals, Steve Liffers and Jeff Jackson are well known retail experts, recognized for their deep expertise in all facets of consumer product sales, marketing, manufacturing, finance, logistics and distribution. The Edaphos Group provides the essential skills, knowledge and relationships to help small and medium sized companies grow their business at North America’s leading retailers.
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