PORTLAND, OR – September 17, 2012 – In support of its mission, Tropical Salvage is moving into a new, expanded space. The new location, 2233 NW York Street, Portland, OR, will open in October and serve as the company’s U.S. headquarters, warehouse, and retail and education destination. The move coincides with the launch of a new website and receipt of a new container of the company’s handmade, fair trade, salvaged wood furniture.
This October, Tropical Salvage takes over 20,000 sq ft. of open space in accessible Industrial Northwest Portland. The new space also boasts a parking lot for 12 cars, handicap entrance, designated office space, accent lighting and covered loading dock. Tropical Salvage expects to utilize half of the square footage for its own operations and will share the space with other related entities to provide a well-rounded destination.
Tropical Salvage’s current location, SE 11th and Division, open since 2005, will remain open with a sale throughout much of October. Owner Tim O’Brien is eager for the move, saying, “The new space, with its accessibility and much larger size, will allow us to do what we want to do, and show the furniture in the way it deserves to be shown. It will make it easier for us to communicate our tropical forest conservation story.”
The new website, www.tropicalsalvage.com, launched on September 14th, brings the brand up to date with consolidated content and a more streamlined user experience. It features an enhanced catalog with MSRPs, although, for now, orders must still be placed by phone or email. The addition of video content and a photo gallery visually express Tropical Salvage’s story. Links to retail partners and other affiliates bring connectivity to the community of fair trade and forest conservation efforts. The site also features content on Tropical Salvage’s current conservation initiatives as well as clearly stated mission and value statements – which all drive the company.
About Tropical Salvage
In business since 1998, Tropical Salvage works in Indonesia’s rural communities to create good, steady, eco-positive jobs salvaging wood and building well-crafted, aesthetically distinctive, value-competitive products. In combining the business of furniture manufacturing and sales with a social and environmental mission, the company assists in implementing conservation, forest restoration, and environmental education projects. Purchases of Tropical Salvage raise awareness of and help to protect Indonesia’s remaining bio-diverse and carbon-rich tropical forests.
Tropical Salvage’s new location is 2233 NW York Street, Portland, OR 97210.
To view the new website go to: www.TropicalSalvage.com.
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