Greenhouse lettuce grower, Revol Greens, has acquired BJ’s Produce Inc., operating under the Living Fresh brand, in Athens, Georgia, to establish its first East Coast greenhouse operation.
Bentley Mills, owner of BJ’s Produce Inc., who will join Revol’s leadership team as General Manager in Athens, said, “Revol Greens is bringing a national presence to our local supply of Living Fresh branded fresh greens and will maintain the connections we’ve built with retail customers and consumers,” says Mills. “We admire the lengths Revol Greens goes to research, develop and innovate in new varieties, technology, processes and greenhouse environments that have yielded the highest quality greens out there. I am honored to join the team and apply the expertise our team has proven over the past 20 years.”
“Expanding the reach of our greenhouse protected lettuces to the Southeast was crucial to fulfilling customer demand. Bentley and his team allow us to deliver upon that beginning today,” said Michael Wainscott, Chief Executive Officer of Revol Greens. “As one of the first CEA lettuce growers in the country, we are proud to continue the legacy and maintain the strong local heritage that has been established in Athens while introducing the innovations and technology that allow Revol Greens to produce safe, quality leafy greens to millions of households around the country within 24 hours of harvest.”