bambu® appoints Portland nonprofit, Relay Resources, to manage the company’s fulfillment and warehouse services

May 20, 2019

Portland, Oregon, May 20th, 2019 – bambu® joins with Portland-based, Relay Resources® to handle the company’s warehousing, inventory management, order fulfillment, and shipping needs.

“As our business continues to grow, so have our needs for top level fulfillment services. Relay impressed us immediately with their management systems, high level of efficiency and organization, and state-of-the-art facility. They provide a full scope of services that can easily scale as we grow, and help us continue to meet our customers’ expectations,” explains Jeff Delkin, President of Portland-based bambu.

“It is equally important and gratifying to know that a business model like Relay Resources exists in Portland. We admire and support their commitment to the local community providing employment opportunities, affordable housing, and a range of local services,” adds bambu cofounder, Rachel Speth.

Relay Resources is a nonprofit business committed to doing things differently. The company employs people who have the ability and desire to succeed in the workforce, but may lack the resources to get there. Many face physical, mental, or developmental barriers, or other limitations such as language barriers.

“As a non-profit, we especially appreciate working with purpose-driven businesses like Bambu. Helping them fulfill their purpose helps us fulfill ours: creating job opportunities for people who face barriers to employment. It’s rewarding to see environmental and social sustainability coming together to make a positive impact on people and the planet,” says Relay Resources President/CEO, Alysa Rose.

About Relay Resources®

Relay Resources envisions a world where everyone has meaningful work. Established in 1951, Relay offers diverse business solutions to customers while providing access to jobs for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment. Relay is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, OR, employing over 800 people in the Pacific Northwest. The organization offers a variety of services including janitorial, landscaping, document management, food co-packing and supply chain solutions, as well as affordable housing. Because success isn’t just about putting people to work. It’s about all of us. Working. Together. Learn more at relayresources.org.

About bambu®

bambu® is a leading brand in sustainable home and outdoor goods. The company sells its award-winning brand designs created from renewable, organic and recycled materials in more than 14 countries. Since 2003, bambu has been attracting customers to its plastic free, zero waste options for cooking, entertaining, and eating on-the-go.  The product range consists of kitchen tools, bamboo utensils, bamboo plates, compostable dinnerware, eco-friendly cutlery, kids eating utensils, cutting boards and serving pieces.

bambu is the only company to earn the familiar USDA organic seal on its cooking, eating and kids’ utensils. The company’s Veneerware® brand is the premium brand of multi-use disposable dinnerware, and has earned the USDA Biobased-certification.

bambu® is a certified B Corporation business, has earned a A+ from Better Business Bureau, and has achieved the highest Gold Level distinction from the Green Business Network. The company’s purpose-driven business supports organizations such as The Conservation Alliance, Honey Bee Research Lab at Oregon State University, Ecotrust, Oregon Wildlife Foundation, 5 Gyres, and The Nature Conservancy.