Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hydroponics Manufacturer Signs Lease at Vancouver USA

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Vancouver USA has inked a five-year lease with Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC for about 5.6 acres of the port’s Centennial Industrial Building and surrounding parking and loading areas located at 3300 Northwest 32nd Avenue, Vancouver, Washington, Hawthorne Hydroponics is a subsidiary of the Hawthorne Co, both of which are subsidiaries of lawn and garden products retailer ScottsMiracle-Gro.

ScottsMiracle-Gro recently acquired Sunlight Supply Inc., the first company to move into the port’s Centennial Industrial Park. Nearby Centennial Industrial Building will allow Hawthorne to merge and make its regional operations more efficient.

“Scotts has spent 150 years helping people express themselves on their piece of earth and we look forward to deepening our relationships here,” said Melanie Vodnick, manager of real estate for ScottsMiracle-Gro.

At least 50 people will be employed at the facility, making plastic containers and air filters for various industries, including indoor and urban gardening, according to the company.