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Pacific Plug & Liner

Watsonville, CA

Located near the beautiful Monterey Bay, Watsonville is home to our young plant propagation division: Pacific Plug & Liner. PP&L’s role in the Smith Gardens family is to propagate the young plants for all three of our northern locations as well as producing young plants for over 1000 wholesale growers throughout North America.

With groundbreaking grower solutions and a passion for plants, PP&L is a great place to work.

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Rooting for our Employee of the Month


Mario & Luis

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The Future
of Horticulture



23200 750 Casserly Road
Watsonville, CA 95076

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Rooting for Our
Employee of the Month

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The Future of Horticulture


23200 Hubbard Cutoff Road
Aurora, OR 97002
Mario & Luis
PP&L Watsonville, CA
Mario & Luis

Congratulations to Mario Salazar and Luis M Orozco and Mario Salazar! Our March, EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH.

Luis joined PP&L team just over a year ago as part of the growing team. From day one Luis has been executing lead and supervisor level tasks all with a level of professionalism employers dream to find in their team. He is reliable, consistent, driven, proficient, and focused at all times. His clear communication and constant smile make him easy and fun to work with. Luis has brought with him the ability to quickly pick up a greenhouse task and in-turn train others to properly and safely execute the greenhouse job. He is respectful, readily available, and ready to put his best foot forward for his team and PP&L.

Mario came to PP&L with over 12 years of growing experience making him a natural fit. He joined the team and immediately put his experience to work, taking over several urgent tasks needed for the supervisors and leads throughout the growing department. He is incredibly timely often completing his work faster than expected, but with the great care and detail needed to create healthy plants. He is a leader with a grounded and patient attitude that has aided in the onboarding and educating of many new hires. Mario’s communication is clear and his attitude and respect to his peers is always positive.

Congratulations Luis and Mario, employee of the month, was well earned and certainly deserved. All of us at PP&L are grateful for your contributions you make to the team every single day. We could not do it without you!