40 Under 40 Awards
John Santoro, CLASS OF 2019 Each year, the Greenhouse Product News (GPN) recognizes 40 horticultural sector professionals under the age of 40 nominated by their peers for their significant contributions to the industry. Today, we’re very proud to announce that John Santoro, one of our U.S. Divisional Sales Managers, has been selected for the Class of 2019 by the GPN magazine for its Forty under 40 program. A special event will take place on July 14th, 2019, during the Cultivate’19 show in Columbus, Ohio, to highlight this distinction received by the 40 recipients. Congratulations John, this nomination is well deserved!
Berger rolls out its employer brand to attract the best candidates
St-Modeste, March 12, 2018 – Berger is proud to launch its new branding campaign, “Possibly the best place to work.” Rolled out initially on social media, this campaign is a key part of Berger’s strategy to position itself as an employer of choice in this period of labour shortages.
Berger continues to expand in Western US
Western US – March 3, 2018 – Berger will continue to expand its activities in the Western US. A fourth Territory Representative has joined the “Western US” team and one of the team members will cover new territories including Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Hawaii. Berger welcomes Kevin Hall to its Sales Representative team. With the combined experience of working in both the sales sector and greenhouse production, he is the best person to help customers in Southern California and Arizona to grow their business. “I am delighted to join a dynamic team and represent a top-quality product,” stated Kevin Hall, Sales Representative – Arizona- Southern California. After covering Kevin Hall’s current territories, Dana Main decided to take up a new challenge and move to the Northwestern United States. The territories of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Hawaii will benefit from […]
Welcome Guillermo Maldonado
Berger is pleased to announce that Mr. Guillermo Maldonado has joined the Technical Services team as a Grower Advisor.
Guillermo Maldonado studied at the University of South Carolina, USA, and then completed an Agri-Science degree at Massey University in New-Zealand. During his 17 years of experience, he has been involved in many aspects of the horticulture industry in both parts of the hemisphere, exploring a wide range of products and techniques. He worked in Colombia and Venezuela in the floral and ornamental export industry, and then moved to the USA to fill the position of Head Grower at Len Busch Roses in Minnesota.
55 Years of History
Since the company was founded, Berger has continued to grow—but we’ve never forgotten our roots. Over the years, we’ve been able to overcome challenges and gain the technical know-how that enables us to assist growers at every step of the production process. This year, 2018, marks the 55th year of Berger expertise. We believe it is a stage in the life of a company that deserves to be celebrated.
New Peat Screening System
A new peat screening system was added to the existing processing line at our California mixing plant. Beyond the improved performance yielding consistent blends of the various components, this addition resulted in a significant quality upgrade and increased fineness of our propagation mixes.
How Horticulture Turned a High School into a High-Value School
Cabano’s high school has carried out a revolutionary school horticultural project. Created and maintained entirely by students, the two greenhouses and outdoor garden total over 1,300 square feet of growing space and produced almost six tons of vegetables in 2017. This abundant harvest has found many uses, from providing afternoon snacks to the school’s 400 students, to feeding families in the need and supplying community kitchens. Berger is proud to be part of this inspiring success by supplying all the growing media for the last four years and for years to come.