DesignLine Products Group (DPG), a new division of the Minnesota-based VERSA-LOK group of companies, is drawing on a half-century of expertise in landscaping, hardscaping and outdoor products to become the premiere distributor of outdoor amenities for developments, parks, schools, businesses, campgrounds, corporate campuses and other sites.

DPG is a distributor of high quality American-made outdoor site furnishings, including seating, tables, benches, waste receptacles and other products that are designed to enhance the usability of outdoor spaces in commercial, public and recreational settings.

With headquarters in Oakdale, Minn., the VERSA-LOK group of companies includes Patio Town stores, which started in North St. Paul in 1965 as a supplier of landscaping and hardscaping materials and has stores in Brooklyn Park, Burnsville and Oakdale. VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Systems licenses its patented retaining wall systems and other products to manufacturers throughout North America.

"Because of our knowledge and experience in outdoor products, it made sense to create a new group offering site amenities to planners, architects, business owners, landscape professionals and facility designers," said Joe Glidden, president of Patio Town and VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Systems.

Luke Johnson joins DPG as product manager. He has a bachelor's degree from Mankato State University and a background in landscape construction and sales. DPG is a member of the Minnesota Restaurant Association and the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association.

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