Garden Products Supplier Moving Into Pittston Twp.
PITTSTON TWP. — A top supplier of lawn and garden products to independent garden centers and landscape wholesale commercial yards throughout the U.S. has opened a new distribution center in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park West. Border Concepts has expanded its distribution network by opening the new center at 319-329 Enterprise Way in Pittston Twp. The company is leasing 38,563 square feet in a multi-tenant building developed and owned by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services and expects to create eight new jobs. Border Concepts is a manufacturer, importer and distributor within the lawn and garden industry. Neil Miller and Tony Ferguson founded the company in 1990 in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a steel landscape edging systems manufacturer. Since then, the company has expanded its product lines to meet the needs of garden centers, growers, contractors, landscape supply yards and other independent retailers. The company operates a manufacturing plant in Lexington, North Carolina, and distribution centers in Lexington and in Kent, Washington. “We are excited to expand the Border Concepts operations network to Northeast Pennsylvania,” Neil Miller, Border Concepts CEO, said in a news release. “The region is attractive due to its proximity to a large number of our customers. Combining the proximity of our customers and targets with a strong labor pool and competitive inbound and outbound freight lanes, it was clear that Northeast Pennsylvania was the ideal market for expansion. We are excited to build a world class team and operation where we will be offering our full range of products to the marketplace.” Mericle Vice President Bill Jones coordinated the lease transaction along with real estate brokers Dan Walsh of Cushman and Wakefield’s Scranton office and Patrick McGrath and Zach McLaren of the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina office. “We congratulate BCI on its decision to move to Northeastern Pennsylvania and look forward to partnering with the company as it continues to grow in our area,” Jones said. In 1995, Border Concepts launched its first decorative steel and wrought iron products, including hanging baskets, window baskets, hook, trellises, arbors and plant stands in a range of prices. Ten years later, the company introduced a line of quality pottery, which led to the company’s acquisition of the International Pottery Alliance. Soon after, Border Concepts began importing pottery worldwide from manufacturers in Germany, Italy, Malaysia, China, Thailand and Vietnam. Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services developed CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park starting in 2005. The park is now home to 37 buildings totaling 9.9 million square feet. More than 50 companies are located in the park and together they employ more than 5,500 people. Contact the writer: email@example.com 570-821-2115, @CVAllabaugh