The J.R. Simplot Co., a diversified, global food and agriculture company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, is expanding its turf, horticulture and specialty plant nutrition business to the southeastern U.S.
“We’re excited to establish a presence here,” said Jeff Higgins, manager of business development for Simplot’s southeast locations. “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 will now operate 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. The company also offers a proprietary line of premium turf colorants and other ornamental plant management products.
Plan for the new locations are being finalized, with hiring and operations ramping up to full service beginning next summer, according to Higgins.
Simplot Partners has locations in 16 other states, all in the West, as well as two locations in Australia.