Hines Nurseries now manages the growing and sale of the assets that include all inventory and equipment from Bordier’s Nursery.
“Virtually the entire inventory consists of premium shrubs, vines, tropicals and topiary material grown for the western states and Texas markets,” says Steve Thigpen, president and CEO of Hines Nurseries. “This positions Hines as the largest nursery grower in the Western U.S. serving the big box retailers.”
Both the 120 acres Irvine property and the 380 acres Moorpack facility will merge into the 200 acres Somis facility.
“Folding all Western nursery production into the Somis facility allows us to improve growing operations in southern California,” explains Thigpen. “We can quickly supply our western customers and service former Bordier’s markets.”
Along with the important acquisition of assets and inventory, Hines has retained many of their key employees:
–Sandra Runyon–VP Human Resources
–Mark Berchiolli–Regional Sales Manager
–Bruce Lane–Director of Process Improvement
–George Gutman–Nursery Services Manager
“We’re very pleased and fortunate to welcome many talented people from Bordier’s Nursery into the Hines family,” says Thigpen. “This acquisition is a positive step in building and strengthening our brand–now, and for the future.”
For more information visit the Hines Nurseries website.