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UPDATED: Roberta’s Inc. Completes C. Raker & Sons Acquisition

Editor’s Note: Last week, it was announced the acquisition of C. Raker & Sons had been completed by Roberta’s Inc. GPN caught up with Susie Raker-Zimmerman and Eric Wallien to find out more about the... more »

C. Raker & Sons Acquisition Completed

On Dec. 1, 2017,  the company formerly known as C. Raker & Sons, Inc. in Litchfield, Michigan, was  officially purchased by Eric Wallien of Roberta’s Inc. of Waldron, Indiana. The acquisition was previously announced this... more »

Walters Gardens Hires Laura Robles as Trials Manager

Laura Robles has joined Walters Gardens as trials manager. Robles most recently served as research & development manager for Mast Young Plants, where she was recognized in GPN’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2013. During... more »

Van Belle Nursery Named Finalist for International Grower Award

Van Belle Nursery in Abbotsford, British Columbia, is one of nine ornamentals growers, from Canada, China, Colombia, Israel and The Netherlands that was named finalists for the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY)... more »

New Floralife Video Now Available

Smithers-Oasis Company has introduced its new Floralife video, “Flowers Don’t Require Tough Labor” to showcase the savings on labor costs and time that can be achieved using the Floralife Express Technology. The video is the third in a series... more »

Dramm & Echter Donates Daisies to Susan G. Komen 3-Day

Dramm & Echter, a flower farm in Encinitas, California, will hand out pink Gerbera daisies to Komen San Diego 3-Day participants on Nov. 18. "The Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day is a 60-mile, three-day... more »

ForemostCo Adds New Territory Manager

Doyle Hicks has joined the ForemostCo team as a territory manager for the Southeast. Hicks has 17 years of experience with ornamental plant production. For the past 14 years, he has been working as a... more »

Skagit Horticulture’s Ag Division Celebrates First Year

Skagit Horticulture’s Agriculture division celebrates its first full year of operation, successfully propagating and selling hops field transplants to area growers. Located in Mabton, Washington, in the heart of the Yakima Valley, the division is... more »

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