When the Berger Green Finds Multiple Translations
Reportage «EMPLOYEE REPORT» When the Berger Green Finds Multiple Translations For one year now, we’ve had the pleasure of working with Jocelyn Picknell-Tremblay, a cheerful, committed person who’s always available to lend a helping hand. Some of us like to refer to him respectfully as the Recycling Police, but he’s also known as the Music Lover or the Healthy Meal Deliveryman. Here’s the portrait of a colleague in Customer Service for whom the Berger green finds multiple translations. As soon as he joined the team, Jocelyn immediately showed that he had a big heart, an open mind, and a contagious joie de vivre. Sometimes we even wonder if it was Jocelyn who chose Berger and not the other way around! In his daily life as well as at work, he is committed to protecting the environment through eco-responsible initiatives such […]
Women in Horticulture interviews Valérie Berger
Valérie Berger was pleased to be part of the “Women in Horticulture interview series by American Hort”: an educational and inspirational interview series with accomplished women from the green industry.
Everthing has been covered from their accomplishments, gratification, worries and how they overcame the challenges of a family business transition.
This interview is packed with truthfulness and inspirational empowerment guidance.
40 Under 40 Awards
A Berger expert and strong advocate for growers GPN (Greenhouse Product News) recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. Nominated by their peers, this platform highlights their passion, leadership and innovative thinking. We are very proud to announce that Pierre-Marc de Champlain, our Director of Technical Services, has been selected for the Class of 2020 by the GPN magazine for its Forty under 40 program. As the Director of Tech Services, he has made a significant contribution to the horticultural industry. Thanks to his management of our team of technical advisors, he helps growers to optimize yields and improve their profitability. He always thinks ahead of the curve, helping to address growers’ daily challenges and helping us to improve all the products we provide. Thanks so much […]
Forty under 40 Perspectives
Adapting to Change By John Santoro If you would have told me six years ago that I would be writing an article about sales instead of growing, I probably would not have believed it, but here we are. I love growing plants, watching racks of plants get loaded onto trucks, the deafening crescendo of spring where you have no idea how you will get it all planted, grown and shipped are things I lived off of for 15 years. I had always wanted to try sales, and thanks to my loving wife for her support and Berger for the opportunity, I found out, not only am I actually good at it, I really enjoy it as well. Being able to see other growing operations all over the country have been and exhilarating and humbling experience to say the least. The […]
Update – Coronavirus Situation
As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve and change our daily lives, we are proud to be able to count on an experienced team to collectively overcome this unprecedented challenge. In the current context, there is only one certainty: preserving the health and safety of our employees remains at the heart of our priorities. We are very proud of the rapid and proactive reaction of our teams in implementing all the necessary preventive measures in our plants and administrative offices. Since March 11, all our hygiene protocols have been reinforced and a management committee monitors Canadian and American government announcements in real time, as well as those of public health agencies, in order to communicate clear recommendations and directives to our teams. Recognized as a major player in the sphagnum peat moss and growing media industry, Berger is also a […]
Berger and the Coronavirus Situation
For immediate dissemination Saint-Modeste (Québec), March 23, 2020 – At a time when governments are implementing policies to stem the spread of the coronavirus, at Berger, we continue to deploy every effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, our business partners and the communities. Despite the social distancing that is necessary, we are still very close to our teams and customers. Given the seriousness of the situation, we firmly believe that we can make a real difference for the overall health of our communities. As soon as the threat of COVID-19 became apparent, we quickly formed a management committee and put in place an action plan. A comprehensive supply chain assessment was also conducted to minimize the impact on our operations and ensure stability, and we will continue to support our customers as well as the […]
Berger, a major partner for the Multi-Purpose room in Saint-Modeste
Berger joins forces with the municipality of Saint-Modeste to re-energize services for its residents Read the joint press release Opening in spring, the refurbished facilities will include a multi-purpose room, stage, kitchenette, bar and new boardroom. The Espace Collectif Berger will be able to host shows, festive gatherings, small conferences and more, as well as providing a community space for the general public. This partnership stems from the company’s desire to participate in the sustainability and outreach of the village where it was founded, as well as to provide the community with access to a space that can accommodate a wide variety of cultural activities. Berger’s headquarters have been located in Saint-Modeste since 1963, and more than 250 employees work there on a daily basis. This made helping to make the area a better place to live all the more […]
Centre de la Petite Enfance des Jardins Jolis and Berger: Partnering with our Families
Centre de la Petite Enfance des Jardins Jolis and Berger: Partnering with our Families February 11, 2020 On February 11, 2020, Berger stood alongside Ms. Mary-Eve Gauvin, CEO of the Centre de la petite enfance des Jardins Jolis, to announce the partnership for the provision of 25 new spaces in a childcare centre in Saint-Modeste. This new facility will bring the total number of sites for the Centre de la petite enfance des Jardins Jolis to 5, and will allow 25 additional pre-school children to be accommodated by May 2021. Of these places, 10 will be reserved for infants under 18 months of age. A great feature of this project is that the centre will have a nature-based educational program. The new childcare site, which will be located at 135, 1er rang, will be in a natural environment to focus […]
A Big Smile and a Bigger Heart
Employee Report A Big Smile and a Bigger Heart To those who see her every day, Aline is a smiling and devoted woman who’s always ready to lend a helping hand. To everyone else at Berger, she’s the mother behind the massive success of the Children’s Christmas Party. She’s a role model: someone who has her colleagues, and the success of the company, at heart. A hand on a shoulder, a pat on the back, a listening ear, a knowing smile; for more than 31 years, Aline has been spreading love wherever she goes. She started in Accounting, then moved to the IT department and is now a part of the Payroll team. She’s partly responsible for onboarding and training new employees. And she couldn’t be better at it. Her youthful demeanour quickly puts people at ease. Aline’s philosophy is […]