South Portland, ME, December 8, 2016,- Quick Plug North America, a designer and manufacturer of grow plugs and microgreen media for the global Controlled Environment Agriculture sector, was recently named Business of the Year by The City of South Portland’s Economic Development Committee. Quick Plug North America has been a member of the South Portland, Maine business community since 2012, and we are very proud to receive this recognition from the City.
Quick Plug North America has been designing and manufacturing growing media for decades. Several years ago, we saw the need for a new kind of product. With the help of a Small Business Innovation Grant from the Department of Agriculture, we created a product line called BioStrate® for hydroponic growers. BioStrate is biobased and compostable in industrial facilities. We have since gone on to introduce two more product lines to the greenhouse industry. Our passion for design and innovation and our pride in doing business in Maine has led us to be active members in Biobased Maine, a business-led trade association that is working to create good manufacturing jobs in Maine by converting renewable biomass to higher-value products.
At the awards ceremony, Quick Plug North America CEO, Edwin Dijkshoorn said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have our efforts recognized by the South Portland community. This award is dedicated to all our Quick Plug North America employees. They are the ones who truly deserve this honor.”