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Terra Tech Corp. Announces LOI to Acquire GroRite, a New Jersey Based Garden Superstore with Annual Revenues of Over $4 Million
By: Business Wire
Jan. 14, 2013 04:37 PM
Terra Tech Corp. (OTCBB: TRTC), a leader in sustainable agricultural products, announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire GroRite, one of New Jersey’s largest gardening super centers, significantly increasing Terra Tech’s top line revenue.
GroRite is based in Lincoln, New Jersey and encompasses a total of 10 acres of retail gardening center, hydroponic cultivation facility and plant nursery. Launched in 1973 by the Vande Vrede’s, a Dutch farming family with over 120 years of farming experience, GroRite has grown into one of New Jersey’s premier gardening centers with annual revenue in excess of $4 Million with positive net income.
“We built our company around our family’s expertise in the garden and we have maintained our competitiveness by utilizing the latest technologies, like hydroponics,“ explains Ken Vande Vrede, CEO of GroRite. “Urban agriculture is going to be a major aspect of farming and home gardening over the next decade. Terra Tech has been an innovator in urban agricultural products and we have major distribution in the North East, so this creates quite a synergy.”
GroRite carries a full line of nutrients, fertilizers, plant materials, gardening products, hydroponic equipment and more. Terra Tech distributes a line of innovative indoor agricultural equipment for the retail market.
“GroRite’s facility is amazing, they carry everything a home gardener would need,” said Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech. “This acquisition is an important step for our shareholders, as it not only accelerates our growth significantly, but allows us to begin our consolidation plan to control not only distribution but retail as well, effectively benefiting throughout the supply chain.”
The terms of the LOI are full integration of GroRite’s business into Terra Tech, a publicly traded company. Key executives from GroRite will become officers as well as join the Board of Directors for Terra Tech. Consummation of the acquisition is subject to final transaction documents, expected to be completed no later than February 25, 2013, and shareholder approval. The acquisition is anticipated to be an all stock transaction and key executives will be expiring shares in an effort to keep the shares outstanding from significantly increasing.
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About Terra Tech:
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary GrowOp Technology, Terra Tech Corp. specializes in controlled environment agricultural technologies. The company integrates best-of-breed hydroponic equipment with proprietary software and hardware to provide sustainable solutions for indoor agriculture enterprises and home practitioners. We work closely with expert horticulturists, engineers, and plant scientists to develop and manufacture advanced proprietary products for the fast-growing urban agricultural industry as well as individual hobbyists. Large companies, small urban farmers, home enthusiasts, and traditional greenhouse growers utilize our products. Our complete product line is available at specialty retailers throughout the United States, and via our website. Terra Tech Corp. was incorporated in July 2008 in the State of Nevada; its subsidiary GrowOp Technology was founded March 2010, in Oakland, California.
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