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Old Stark Street building undergoing full-scale upgrade for more modern look and increased energy efficiency

Portland, Ore. ­– December 3, 2014 – After closing on the purchase of the building last spring, Pacific Golf & Turf launched a massive remodel and reconstruction of the nearly 18,000 square foot building in southeast Portland. Previously housing Bob’s Rentals and Sales for more than 34 years, the renovation work will provide a much needed upgrade to the old Stark Street building.

With regional golf cart and turf equipment sales continuing to climb, Pacific Golf & Turf needed to find more warehouse, parts, service, and showroom space in the Portland area. Constructed in 1980, the 17,680 square foot building is nearly double the size of Pacific’s current location on Columbia Boulevard.

Updates around the building include new landscaping, parking lot striping, and new signs. The building itself now has new siding, paint, and exterior lighting. The bulk of the remodeling took place inside and began with stripping the interior down to bare walls and floors. Partition walls were constructed for staff and sales offices, along with new walls to create a parts sales area, and a large open-air retail showroom with a 5,000 square foot mezzanine. The warehouse and service areas also received updates that included new walls, lights, and new paint. All interior lighting was upgraded to energy-efficient light fixtures thanks to a financial contribution from the local Energy Trust.

“Not only will this new location be a great move for our golf and turf staff and provide us with the extra space our business needs, but the massive overhaul of the building gives it a more modern look with energy-efficient technology,” said Steve Cotton, Vice President of the Pacific Golf & Turf Division. “This remodel should also help improve the look and feel of the business community in that area.”

Sitting on nearly two acres, this building provides Pacific with nearly twice the external storage area for inventory and additional indoor storage space compared to the old location. The new customer interface areas will also allow easier customer access to parts, service, and retail staff. Completion of this enormous remodeling project is expected in mid-December, with Pacific Golf & Turf staff moving in before the end of the year.

About Pacific Golf & Turf
Pacific Golf & Turf, a division of Pacific Power Group, is the largest sales, service, and parts provider for John Deere Golf equipment and E-Z-GO golf carts in the region, serving a wide range of industries including golf courses, sports complexes, cemeteries, municipalities, commercial campuses, and the private sector. Pacific has five locations serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Hawaii. Find more information about PG&T online at www.PacificGolfTurf.com.

About Pacific Power Group
Pacific Power Group is primarily engaged in the sales and service of new and remanufactured engines, power generation products, commercial trucks, commercial turf equipment, golf cars, and marine power solutions. Pacific currently operates 13 sales, service, and parts warehousing facilities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii and provides extended service to seven additional western states.

Media Contact: Tiffany Landers 360-887-7475
tlanders@PacificGolfTurf.com