06.11.2021 | Belle Glade, Fla.
Tellus was honored with the 2021 Business of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.
The annual Business Awards Breakfast held May 28 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center recognized businesses and professionals that demonstrate commitment to their business and local communities.
Tellus President Matt Hoffman accepted the award in front of an audience of 500 at the first in-person Chamber event since 2020. “I’m honored to accept this recognition on behalf of the more than 100 employees at Tellus,” he said.
“While Tellus is a young company, we have grown out of the expertise, heritage and commitment to sustainable agriculture and innovation of our parent companies — Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, Florida Crystals and ASR Group.”
Tellus, which opened in March 2018, has continued to grow its product volume and variety as well as its workforce. The Tellus team shares passion for the products they make and their contribution to a more sustainable planet.
Matt shared that enthusiasm, saying, “On behalf of our Tellus team, we couldn’t be more excited to take abundant, locally grown fiber to make sustainable products that are making our community and planet a better place to live now and for the future.”
The audience was thrilled to hear Tellus is currently bringing online a major expansion that will result in the Company displacing more than 1 million units of disposable plastic and Styrofoam with our plantbased products per day.
The Tellus team was proud to be joined at the breakfast by leaders from the Glades communities, including Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson and Rev. Robert Rease, who performed the invocation at Tellus’ ribbon-cutting and opening three years ago.
Tellus is made possible through the power of local agriculture and the often unsung hard work of all those who cultivate the land each day.
“To all of you here in the audience today, I’d like to say on behalf of all of our local farmers — it is an honor to grow sustainable food and fiber each day and we appreciate your support for conserving Palm Beach County farmland,” Matt concluded.
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