Nursery Supplies And Summit Plastic To Merge

Summit Plastic Nursery Supplies merger

Summit Plastic Co. and Nursery Supplies Inc., affiliated companies since 2006, announce a merger designed to offer a more comprehensive, innovative assortment of their complementary products and services.

Nursery Supplies Inc., long a leader in the nursery sector of the horticulture industry (tree, shrub, foliage and woody ornamentals), offers a full product line from three distinct processes: blow- and injection-molded, and thermoformed containers ranging from trade gallon through 250+ gallons. With an extensive list of innovative solutions in square and round systems, Summit Plastic Co. offers customer-focused thermoformed packaging for growing, transporting and merchandising products in the color and perennial sectors.

“This is the beginning of an exciting merger that is well-planned and will be carefully executed. Our goal is increased service and ease of doing business for our customers. On a day-to-day basis our customers and vendors will enjoy the same strong personal relationships we have always had,” says Norman Belliveau, president and CEO of Summit.

The combination makes the best use of the synergies between Nursery Supplies and Summit, and will service the North American market from five Nursery Supplies and two Summit facilities, cross-selling with both companies’ sales forces.

“We are pleased to unite the strengths and best practices of Nursery Supplies and Summit to meet the demands of the marketplace, delivering the best value for our direct and distributor customers,” says John Collins, CEO of the newly merged companies. “We will improve our joint efforts by  leveraging our manufacturing and customer service operations, combining product lines and creating more depth in supporting national, regional and local branding programs.”

Nursery Supplies, founded in 1960, has a history of responding to customer needs. Nursery introduced Pot-in-Pot and Dec-Grow- the Grow & Show pot. It developed technology permitting the manufacture of Grip-Lip containers, introduced printing on large-format pots and created raw material “recipes” that allowed greater use of recycled materials — part of the company’s ongoing green initiative.

Summit Plastics, with an extensive list of innovative solutions for the color and perennial side of the horticulture industry, was the first to introduce color Duo containers across its entire product line. A joint venture between Desch BV and Summit introduced the JanorPot brand of thin-walled, round, thermoformed containers, the industry’s largest offering of round pots. Summit also offers the ēco360 line of bio options — made from rice, corn and wheat.

For more information visit NurserySupplies.com, SummitPlastic.com or contact your Nursery Supplies or Summit sales representative.

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