Trellis Earth Products appoints James Fahlgren to VP of Sales, as it transitions into becoming a bioplastics food service disposables maker with a vertically integrated factory in Lake Oswego, Oregon, later in 2012

Graziela Medina Shepnick

Graziela Medina Shepnick

Apr 24, 2012 – Trellis Earth Products Inc.

PORTLAND, Oregon , April 24, 2012 (press release) – Gears Up to Capture More Market Share With Bioplastic Disposables at Price-Parity With Traditional Plastics

Trellis Earth Products, Inc. (OTCQX: TREL), a leading manufacturer of sustainable bioplastic finished goods, today announced that it has appointed James Fahlgren its Vice President of Sales, as the Company transitions into becoming a bioplastics manufacturer with a vertically integrated, state-of-the-art factory in Lake Oswego, Oregon later in 2012.

Mr. Fahlgren joins Trellis with over 30 years of experience selling disposable food service items and bioplastic alternatives to accounts such as Starbucks, Jack in the Box, Carl's Jr., Chipotle, Del Taco, and similar such franchised food service companies in the quick serve industry.

"James brings bioplastics industry experience and relationships to Trellis from a universe of buyers that collectively comprise our path to accelerated growth," said Bill Collins, CEO of Trellis Earth.

"We'll have capacity for 100 million units of cutlery, condiment cups, and clamshells," added Collins, "and I'm sure James can sell that and much more too."

The Company has described in its public filings a plan to have two factories before the end of 2013, each of which could produce 100 million units per month of finished goods via thermoforming and injection molding of the Company's patent-pending bioplastics blends.

About Trellis Earth Products, Inc.

Trellis Earth Products, Inc. ("Trellis") is a leading supplier of branded bioplastics products to the foodservice industry throughout the United States. The Company's products are made primarily from bio-based renewable materials such as plant starches, allowing for a reduction in the ecological impact of food service disposables. Founded in 2006, Trellis makes both compostable and sustainable/bio-based products such as food containers, cutlery, shopping bags and trash liners.

For more information about Trellis Earth® products, please visit www.TrellisEarth.com

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