Founded in 1963, Berger is a third-generation family business that specializes in peat and growing media. It provides the professional producers with the primary resource for growing fruits, vegetables, and other plants. With over 800 employees, Berger, a Canadian organization has developed a network that includes 12 harvesting sites and 8 production plants in North America. At Berger, social commitment and sustainable development are at the heart of everything we do.
This Oakbank production plant, which is in operations since August 2021, is the 9th Berger’s horticultural mixing facility, and fourth site in Manitoba. Ultimately, the year-round operations will employ more than 50 employees from a wide range of positions.
Our Oakbank Facility
Committed to the community’s vitality
We are proud to contribute, day in day out, to the local economy by establishing long-term business partnerships with local suppliers in addition to the creation of 50+ new jobs in the Oakbank/Springfield area. Berger’s direct involvement with community since 2019 is just the beginning of a long-term dedication to contribute in the development of RM of Springfield’s vitality.
- In July 2022, Berger put gravel to level the road 64N
- In June 2022, Berger organized a job Fair at its Oakbank location
- In June 2022, Berger participated to the Chickendaze event in Oakbank
Nurturing career development
The environment created by Berger outside of their operation is similarly paramount to the surroundings fostered within the Berger site. Berger is constantly evolving and improving systems, products and processes to ensure team members, customers and the community receive the best possible quality of work environment. With social committees and a team focus, the company strives to ensure that potential employees can envision a stimulating and fulfilling career as part of the Berger culture.
As a third-generation family-owned business, we believe it is our responsibility to leave a healthy place to live to future generations. Our commitment to our sustainability program includes taking to the next level the environmental, social and economical well-being of our communities.
Still wondering about the Oakbank mixing plant details?
We are very sensitive to the concerns of the population, and it is our hope that Oakbank welcomes us as part as an active and positive member of the community.
Berger is always open to discussions and suggestions, so if your wish to share your feedback, comments, or concerns about the facility, please communicate with one member of the Community Liaison committee available here: https://www.rmofspringfield.ca/p/berger-community-liaison-committee