Organic Plant Health, Inc. Expecting Sales Increase from New Distribution Agreement
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 12, 2012 -- Organic Plant Health, Inc. (OTCQB: OPHI), a manufacturer and distributor of organic-based, hybrid and environmentally responsible fertilizers, soil conditioners and pest controls, is pleased to provide an update on the progress being made establishing new distribution points in the southern United States.
In July the company announced a new distribution agreement with Corpotool, LLC, a 3rd generation family business that distributes high quality tools and other hardware store supply products to over 9,000 retail stores throughout the Southern United States, South America and the Caribbean. Corpotool has agreed to make Organic Plant Health its exclusive provider of organic based fertilizers and soil conditioners that it will offer to its customers.
Over the past several weeks Organic Plant Health representatives have made trips to Florida to meet with Corpotool management and sales personnel to begin structuring the sales process that will be used in taking Organic Plant Health products to the Corpotool customer base. "I'm very excited about what I'm seeing from the folks at Corpotool and even more excited about what will be developing over the coming months", stated Billy Styles, Organic Plant Health, Inc. President and CEO. Mr. Styles adds, "Paul Batista, Corpotool President and CEO, has been working hard with his management and staff to prepare them to sell OPHI lawn and garden products. On my last visit to Florida I accompanied sales management into the field to meet with several retailers that will be offered the new products. The initial response was fantastic. Every business we encountered had a sincere interest in the products and is expected to place an order with Corpotool."
Paul Batista, President and CEO of Corpotool, LLC stated, "Our meetings with Organic Plant Health (OPHI) have been very informative and productive. We have completed the initial set up steps required internally for our company, and our next step will be to have Billy back down to Florida in a couple of weeks for some final training and sales support. Then we'll begin offering OPHI products to our customers."
According to Styles, the first phase of sales visits should yield between 50 and 100 new retail partners carrying OPHI products. Mr. Styles said, "I expect acceptance rates after that will gradually increase over the coming months and even years. "In my earlier comments I said this would be a long-term process and I still believe that - you have to know that increasing revenue face to face is not an overnight process - you can't just flip a switch and go from 1-1000 - it just doesn't work that way. However, I do expect significant impact on the sales of OPHI products to the Corpotool customers, and I believe our loyal shareholders will be very pleased with the long-term results."
About Organic Plant Health
Based in Charlotte, NC, Organic Plant Health, Inc. (OTCQB:OPHI), provides organic-based, natural and environmentally responsible fertilizers, soil conditioners, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides for the continual care of residential and commercial landscapes.
Organic Plant Health brand products are currently sold in a variety of independent retail locations across North and South Carolina, including hardware stores, garden centers and plant nurseries. Key customers using Organic Plant Health products include environmentally conscious do-it-yourself homeowners and commercial landscape companies; secondary markets served include real estate development companies, vineyards and agriculture.
About Corpotool, LLC
Corpotool LLC is a tool and hardware distributor incorporated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Corpotool distributes the wide range of Truper, Pretul and Ultra trademark tools throughout the United States, Brazil, and the Caribbean.
Truper is the leading company in Mexico in the production, distribution, and commercialization of tools and products in the hardware industry. Truper and Pretul products compete successfully in more than 30 international markets in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Truper's 48-acre production and distribution center in Jilotepec, Mexico is ranked:
- No. 1 manufacturer worldwide of sledge hammers, pick mattocks and axes
- No. 2 manufacturer worldwide of shovels and long handle tools
- No. 3 manufacturer worldwide of wheelbarrows
- Only one of a kind Advanced Quality Center in Latin America, on an equal basis with the world's most modern labs in the hardware industry.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, and other risks. You should consider these factors in evaluating the forward-looking statements included herein, and not place undue reliance on such statements. The forward-looking statements in this release are made as of the date hereof and Organic Plant Health takes no obligation to update such statements.
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SOURCE Organic Plant Health, Inc.