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Fire doesn’t slow Pleasant View Gardens


January 25, 2010
By Dave Harrison

pvgfire01Jan. 25, 2010, Loudon, NH — Spring production continues uninterrupted at Pleasant
View Gardens, even in the wake of a fire that destroyed one of their oldest
production greenhouses.


pvgfire01Jan. 25, 2010, Loudon, NH — Spring production continues uninterrupted at Pleasant
View Gardens
, even in the wake of a fire that destroyed one of their oldest
production greenhouses.

“It’s business as usual,” says company president Henry Huntington, “in
fact we continue to take orders. With everything going on in the world, we’re
blessed that this is just plants. As much of a disaster as this is, no one was
hurt, and the damage was really minimal.”

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In fact, Pleasant View was able to salvage approximately 25 per cent of
the production space and will have it up and running within a couple of weeks.
The fire stopped before it took out more greenhouses. “It’s amazing. Where it
connects to another greenhouse, the fire just stopped,” says Huntington.

The blaze broke out at the Loudon, New Hampshire, location in the early
morning hours of Jan. 21, affecting a one-acre range that accounts for less
than a tenth of Pleasant View’s total production. That still leaves nearly 11
acres of quality annuals, perennials, grasses and herbs, including the popular
Proven Winners line – more than enough to fulfill both current and future
orders.

In addition, Pleasant View has opened an area not normally used for
production to further ensure continued supply. “This way, we don’t have to
outsource. We know we have great growers and great technology here,” says
Huntington, “and we can keep everything in house so customers can be confident
they’re getting the finest Pleasant View product.”

Spring planting will continue uninterrupted, and customers can look
forward to the gold standard quality they expect from Pleasant View’s liners
and finished products.pvgfire02

“The most important thing to us is that this won’t affect our
customers, and they’ll see no bump in the road. We’ve received hundreds of
messages from customers asking how they can help. We’re so appreciative of
their support, and look forward to serving their needs this spring.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Pleasant View is
currently looking at options to rebuild and plans to have new production in
place by April 1.


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