SOURCE: Initial Tropical Plants

March 28, 2006 10:52 ET

Initial Tropical Plants Opens New Branch Office in Michigan

RIVERWOODS, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2006 -- Initial Tropical Plants,, the largest provider of interior landscaping, design installation and maintenance services to businesses in North America, today announces the opening of their newest branch office servicing Southwest Michigan. The branch office is centrally located between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, and is being managed by Gary Edwards, who has worked for Initial Tropical Plants for the past nine years. The Southwest Michigan market is a rapidly growing marketplace for interior plants at work. Initial Tropical Plants' Michigan branch office services a wide variety of businesses including Charles Schwab, Abercrombie & Fitch and Woodland Shopping Center in Grand Rapids; Rivertown Crossings in Grandville; Crossroads Mall and Citigroup/Smith Barney in Kalamazoo; and Lakeview Square Mall in Battle Creek.

"The launch of this new branch underscores our commitment to the Michigan marketplace and our excitement to be part of this rapidly growing area," said Jeff Mariola, President, Initial Tropical Plants, based in Riverwoods, Illinois. "The business people of Southwest Michigan have been unfailingly helpful and warm and I'm delighted to be servicing this market," said Gary Edwards, Branch Manager, Initial Tropical Plants who previously serviced the St. Louis area as a sales and design consultant and account manager.

Initial Tropical Plants, which posted one of its best North American performances ever in 2005, believes their overall business has been boosted by the strengthened economy, their comprehensive focus on customer pampering and their commitment to launching offices in regions that are experiencing a growing economy. "We are excited to be part of the energized Michigan marketplace and seek to continually go above and beyond the call of duty for each and every client every day," adds Mariola. Businesses seeking to enhance their quality of life in the workplace with plants in the Southwest Michigan area may reach Gary Edwards at or 269-214-0957.

About Initial Tropical Plants:

Initial Tropical Plants, Inc. is the largest provider of interior landscaping, design installation and maintenance services in North America. They have earned this leadership position by providing innovative year-round plant programs to businesses that improve the quality of life in the workplace while presenting an aesthetically pleasing business environment. Initial Tropical Plants is a subsidiary of Rentokil Initial plc, a publicly traded international business-to-business service organization based in the UK. For more information, visit Initial Tropical Plants website at:

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