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Horticulture distributors form Canadiana alliance


November 15, 2011
By Mike Jiggens

Three leading horticultural distributors—Plant Products Co Ltd., MGS Horticultural Inc. and Terralink Horticulture Inc.—have formed a Canadian distribution organization called CanHorta™ Canadian Horticulture Alliance.

CanHorta was created to provide simple, coordinated, and complete cross Canada distribution services for its vendor partners. As local distributors marketing and selling directly to the end user, the CanHorta Alliance is the only distribution organization that has an established customer base and presence in all the major specialty horticulture markets in Canada, including Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.

“The CanHorta Aliance will provide our vendor partners direct local access of their products to end users in the ornamental and vegetable greenhouse markets, nursery, turf and high value specialty horticulture markets in Canada” says Neil Dolson, president and CEO, Plant Products Co. Ltd.

“With warehouses across the country and technical sales and marketing staff in all specialty horticulture
markets in Canada, our group provides the only comprehensive solution to our vendors to drive sales directly to the end use customer” says Chris Stickles, CEO, MGS Horticultural Inc.

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“Our ability to provide our vendor partners services ranging from product management and marketing support to product registration and logistical support demonstrates our commitment to aggressively represent our vendors in our markets to the high standards they expect” adds Stan Loewen, CEO, TerraLink Horticulture Inc.

The CanHorta Canadian Horticulture Alliance aims to eliminate unnecessary steps in the supply chain, allowing vendors to get closer to the end user of their products and ultimately improving customer service levels and satisfaction.

About Plant Products Co. Ltd.:
Plant Products Co. Ltd. is located in Brampton, Ont. and has been in business since 1945. Plant Products Co. Ltd is a leading plant nutrition and plant protection distributor, helping growers and specialists in turf, ornamentals and agriculture, meet the challenges of producing the highest quality products in today’s competitive marketplace.

About MGS Horticultural Inc.:
MGS Horticultural Inc. is located in Leamington, Ont. It is a full service supplier of fertilizers, pest control products, seeds and growing substrates, servicing the greenhouse, nursery, specialty agriculture, and turf industries in southwestern Ontario.

About Terralink Horticulture:
TerraLink Horticulture Inc. located in Abbotsford, B.C. is an industry leader in Western Canada in horticultural crop
production with a focus on plant nutrition, plant protection and technical support. Known by greenhouse,
nursery, turf and specialty crop customers for great service, expertise and high quality products, TerraLink helps the grower get a higher return on their investment. With TerraLink you get success the first time.