Patten Seed Office Opens in Middle Georgia

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A transition to Marshallville, Georgia, centralizes Patten Seed Company’s administrative, production and shipping efforts.

Patten Seed Co Marshallville Office

Patten Seed Company's new office in Marshallville, Georgia, is ready for business and new growth.

With the transition to the Middle Georgia office, we will be able to expand the geographic reach of our product beyond our current locations.

With expansion and efficiency in mind, Patten Seed Company completed relocation of its seed headquarters to Marshallville, Georgia, in early March.

The seed processing plant opened in Marshallville in 2006, and a bagging and shipping facility has been in place at the location since 2016. The new office allows opportunity for transition of Patten Seed operations to the Middle Georgia location from their previous home in Lakeland, Georgia.

“The move gives us the ability grow,” said Chris Roquemore, seed plant manager and fifth-generation Patten Seed employee. “This facility transition will also continue to make our grass seed operations more efficient.”

Along with the transition, Patten Seed modernized all equipment, providing a significant increase in speed, efficiency and production. This allowed them to adapt to a constantly changing market and meet demands more quickly. Because of recent technology and equipment investments in Marshallville, Patten Seed gained the ability to grow, clean, coat, treat and bag all grass seed products locally in the Southeast.

“All the while, we are continuing to find ways to increase production in fields and boost yields,” Roquemore said. “For instance, the Orangeburg, South Carolina farm is coming off record yields in their TifBlair [Centipede grass] season.”

Following the move, 20-year Patten Seed professional Brenda Barrett joined the team as seed sales and delivery associate, working closely with Matt Burnam and Juan Brown to fill and ship orders.

“With the transition to a Middle Georgia office, we will be able to expand the geographic reach of our product beyond our current locations,” Roquemore said. “We pride ourselves on being able to ship seed around the world.”

As a unique agricultural export from Georgia, Patten Seed’s most prominent foreign market is in Asia, while the Patten team also does business in Australia, Europe and the Caribbean.

Patten supplies Zenith Zoysia and TifBlair Centipede grass seed to third party distributors and various seed dealers across the United States and the world. Both types of grass seed are also available for purchase online from Patten’s subsidiary, Super-Sod.

Zenith Zoysia is a trademark of Patten Seed Company and is the only Zoysia grass that is available as both seed and sod.

TifBlair Centipede is a trademark of The Turfgrass Group, and TifBlair Super-Wrapped seed product is exclusively marketed for wholesale and retail by Patten Seed Company.

The new grass seed distribution center and office is located in conjunction with the Patten Seed processing plant at 1253 Juice Plant Road, Marshallville, Georgia 31057.

Patten Seed Company began in 1893 in Lakeland, Georgia, as a general store, providing seed for customers. Since then, Patten Seed Company has brought innovation to the turfgrass industry through production of different seed and sod varieties. More information on Patten Seed Company can be found at PattenSeed.com.

Super-Sod, a subsidiary of Patten Seed Company, was formed in 1980 to market sod to expanding urban markets. Patten Seed and Super-Sod continuously develop new garden products; foster gardening and landscaping; and seek improvement in farming practices, technology, environmental stewardship and employee knowledge. More information on Super-Sod can be found at SuperSod.com.

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