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Skyland USA, LLC is pleased to announce Landscapers Pride, the 13th Authorized rooflite® Blender, servicing Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.

TEXASHOUSTON, TEXAS – July 21st, 2010 – Landscapers Pride of New Waverly, Texas joined Skyland USA’s rooflite® Authorized Blender Network™. Landscapers Pride, a Texas owned and operated manufacturer of organic composts, soil mixes, and mulch products, is now licensed to manufacture and sell rooflite® certified green roof growth media. Skyland USA are the creators of rooflite, North America’s #1 vegetated roof growing media.

In order to service a growing demand for certified, quality, light weight growing media in the South Central United States, the need for rooflite production in Texas was clear. “First and foremost, we sought out a regional manufacturer of quality bulk materials, and Landscapers Pride is second to none in Texas” said to Joe DiNorscia, Managing Director of Skyland USA.  “The ability to supply eco-roof projects in all of the largest metro areas in Texas from one central, quality controlled production location is an additional benefit Landscapers Pride brings to the team as an rooflite Authorized Blender.”

Research Modules at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower CenterVegetating roofs in Texas is not a new idea. In 2005, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at UT Austin started a long term, multiple module research project with many goals; including researching which native flora would work best in the unique climate of the South Central US. This ongoing project has influenced public and private projects across the state. The Botanical Institute of Texas will feature a large vegetated roof upon completion later this year, as will the Johnson Space Center in Houston. From Lubbock to Laredo, more and more Texas roofs are becoming green.

Landscapers Pride has all of the resources required to handle the unique nature of fulfilling green roof growth media Production and Packaging at one location in central Texasorders. “We have a fleet of live floor trailers and flatbeds, in addition to outside freight capacity. We’re well equipped for any project, big or small, and packaging is a strength at Landscapers Pride” said Brad Volker, Plant Manager. Whether rooflite is required in loose loads, crane strapped super sacks, or palletized in small bags – Landscapers Pride is up to the task. Current operations have the facility bagging over 30 different products in different sized packaging, in addition to standard bulk and custom soil products. Added Volker, “We’re very pleased the rooflite Blender Network is growing bigger in Texas.”

Rooflite certified green roof media is now available at Landscapers Pride in Texas and in 12 more locations in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. To learn more about rooflite Certified Green Roof Media visit the website.

Grow On Us™: www.rooflite.us

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