The Sustainable Green Team, LTD. (SGTM), through its subsidiaries, including National Storm Recovery, LLC (d.b.a. Central Florida Arbor Care and Mulch Manufacturing, Inc.), provides tree services, debris hauling, removal and biomass recycling, manufacturing, packaging and sales of next-generation mulch products. The company’s primary corporate objective is to provide a solution for the treatment and handling of tree debris that has been historically sent to local landfills and disposal sites, creating an environmental burden and pressure on disposal sites around the nation.
SGTM and the solutions provided by its Sustainable Green Team are founded in sustainability. The company’s vertically integrated operations begin with the collection of tree debris through its tree services division and collection sites. Tree bio-mass is then moved through the processing division for recycling and manufacturing into a variety of organic, attractive, next-generation mulch products to be packaged and sold to retailers, landscapers, installers and garden centers.
The company’s solutions create a synergistic and environmentally beneficial solution to tree and storm waste disposal that historically has created an environmental burden on landfills and disposal sites around the nation.
SGTM’s customers include governmental, residential and commercial customers and now big box retailers. The company is headquartered in Florida.
SGTM in February 2020 acquired 35-year-old industry leader and innovator Mulch Manufacturing, Inc., an Ohio corporation. Structured as a share exchange, this strategic partnership provides National Storm with a significantly larger footprint in the mulch industry.
The acquisition includes Mulch Manufacturing’s national and international distribution agreements, an increase in production and packaging capacity, and its sales contracts with numerous big box retailers. Mulch Manufacturing includes mulch production, sawmill operation, Natures Reflections colorant manufacturing and equipment manufacturing.
SGTM’s vision and commitment to the environment is paired with Mulch Manufacturing’s revolutionary “next-generation” mulch product, Nature’s Reflection’s Softscape®.
Softscape mulch products, created from natural forest products, are color-enhanced with environmentally safe colorants to provide four-year color retention and are free from contaminants. Safe for people and pets, Softscape allows water and air to penetrate soil and roots, which is vital to plant health.
SGTM plans to expand its operations through a combination of organic growth, through its partnership with a nationally recognized waste disposal company, and through strategic acquisitions that are both accretive to earnings and positioned for rapid growth from the resulting synergistic opportunities identified.
The company has received final zoning approval for its 100-acre site, located in Lake County, Astatula, Florida, which will serve as the company’s flagship tree debris collection site. The facility will also house the company’s mulch manufacturing, soil composting and production bagging. This prime location includes a 5,000-square-foot building that contains warehouse and office space. The 100-acre property can accommodate millions of cubic yards of organic debris and will allow National Storm’s debris hauling division to realize significant savings on its transportation costs.
SGTM has chosen as its new headquarters the Mulch Manufacturing 100,000-square-foot building in Jacksonville, Florida. The facility comprises centralized operations of Mulch Manufacturing, Inc. and National Storm Recovery, LLC, and has ample room to expand as the needed. Permitting is near completion to open wood recycling yard at the Lane Avenue facility in Jacksonville, Florida.
SGTM’s Sustainable Green Team boasts more than 40 years of next-level experience with mulch manufacturing, treating and caring for trees. This team is guided by a roster of highly qualified professionals:
•Tony Raynor, Chief Executive Officer
•Edward Lee, Chief Operating Officer
•Scott Siefker, Chief Financial Officer
•Ralph Spencer, Director of Business Development, Strategic Acquisitions
•Steve Ogden, ISA-Certified Arborist
•Rick Starcher, Master Chemist
•Peder K. Davisson, Esq., Corporate/Securities Counsel
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