Pacific Sands will open its factory outlet store, EcoGeeks.com, on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 1509 Rapids Drive.
Launched in the fall of 2008, www.EcoGeeks.com is Pacific Sands’ internet retail outlet where it sells its pool and spa products and cleaning, laundry and janitorial products direct to the consumer.
The EcoGeeks.com factory outlet store is the brainchild of Pacific Sands’ employee Jolene Kent, a graduate of the REAL School and Gateway Technical College. Kent started at Pacific Sands last fall as a chemistry intern and worked her way into sales support. She took the initiative to plan and manage the opening of the store on her own in her spare time.
Kent took over a small space near the entrance to the Rapids Business Center where the company has its manufacturing facility, and set up a little storefront featuring the company’s products. She even designed and painted the signs that hang on the building and the store’s marketing and promotional materials. The store will be open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“I’m very impressed with Jolene’s initiative and dedication,” said Pacific Sands President and CEO, Michael L. Wynhoff. “This is exactly the type of ambitious pursuit that really makes an employee stand out among their peers.”
Pacific Sands specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of nontoxic, earth, health, pet and kid-friendly alternatives for household, janitorial, laundry and pool and spa water management, under the brand names ecoone, Natural Choices and Oxy Bost. Pacific Sands is publicly traded under the stock ticker: PFSD.