Business & Management

Management — Growing Labor Pains, Part 3

 If you take a two-hour drive east from Chicago, you pass a mixture of suburbs, small cities and some classic Midwest family farm country. Then you get to the industrial areas of Indiana — that... more »

Metrolina Greenhouses Shares Goals for Future at 50th Anniversary

Built up from humble beginnings, today Metrolina Greenhouses’ headquarters in Huntersville, North Carolina, is the largest single-site, heated wholesale greenhouse operation in the U.S. Metrolina Greenhousesin Huntersville, North Carolina, on April 26 marked its 50th... more »

Courtesy of BASF Corporation

BASF to ‘Wind Down’ Non-ag Activities in Russia, Belarus

BASF on April 27 said it would “wind down” business activities in Russia and Belarus that don’t support food production, doing so in connection with international sanctions. BASF announced in early March it would not... more »

Ontario Plants' 45-acre (18.2 hectare) high-tech greenhouse facility in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Photos: COFRA Holding

Swiss Holding Company Acquires Ontario Plants

Young plant supplier Ontario Plants Propagation Limited has been acquired by Switzerland-based COFRA Holding, the company announced in April 26 news release. Financial details will not be disclosed, according to the news release. Founded in... more »

BlueSkye Creative Adds Rempert as Account Manager

BlueSkye Creative, a San Diego-based, award-winning marketing agency devoted exclusively to the horticulture market, has hired Debbie Rempert as account manager. In her new role with BlueSkye Creative, Rempert will be managing the relationship with... more »

Dümmen Orange Adds North American Manager for Potted Crops

Dümmen Orange has hired Sarah Brackman as the company’s new North American product manager for potted crops. In this role, Brackman will develop and implement a regional plan for... more »

From the left are Andy Lee, Juan Ferreira, Matt Plitt, and Ted Melnik.

Valent Group of Companies Appoints New Leaders

Sumitomo Chemical Company (SCC), parent company of Valent U.S.A and Valent BioSciences, has announced senior executive appointments in its family of companies. Matt Plitt, executive vice president and... more »

A.M.A. Horticulture Celebrates 40th Anniversary

A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. (AMA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022. Since opening its doors in 1982, the family-owned horticulture supply business has grown to become a leading North American supplier, offering custom, innovative solutions... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Erica Hernandez
Emma Lookabaugh
Melissa Maguire
Cole Mangum
Oz Marshall
Meagan Nace
Tiffany Nohl
Chris Plane
Mike Prol