July 25, 2007

Summit Distributes Circle Of Life Pots

Ball Horticultural Co.’s biodegradable Circle of Life Pots will be distributed exclusively through Summit Plastic Co. The pots are made of rice hulls and are available in sizes ranging from 3.5 inches to a trade gallon. Pots are available branded as part of Circle of Life or with no brand. Pots will be distributed from Akron, Ohio and Seattle, Wash. For more information, visit http://www.ballhort.com/News_Event.aspx?newsID=65.

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June 13, 2007

Trashing Plastics

An article published in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune alerts gardeners to the amount of plastic waste our industry is generating, and even goes as far as to recommend consumers buy fewer plants and grow their own from seed and cuttings. However, we do agree with the suggestion suggestion that our industry (container manufacturers) should make it easier for consumers to recycle the pots and trays by marking them with recycling codes. Many already do. To read the article, “Beauty and the Plastic Beast,” visit: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/nearwest/chi-0610plastic_jpjun10,1,5806552.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

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June 13, 2007

New Jersey Recycles Agricultural Plastics

New Jersey Department of Agriculture has been recycling greenhouse film since 1997 and expanded the program to include nursery pots, trays, cell paks, drip irrigation tape and plastic pesticide containers. Since implementing the nursery and greenhouse film recycling program, growers have recycled more than 4.6 million pounds of film, saving Garden State farmers almost $140,000 in landfill tipping fees. A new recycling program allows growers to sell their agricultural plastics directly to plastics recyclers. The department hopes to expand this program to include landscapers and garden centers in the future. For more information, visit: http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/md/prog/recycling.html

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June 6, 2007

Myers Will Close Production Facilities

As part of its recent consolidation acquiring Canadian container manufacturer ITML, Myers Industries will close two lawn and garden production facilities—one in Brampton, Ontario, and another in Lugoff, S.C. The plants employ 170 and 72 people, respectively, and are expected to close before the end of this year. For more details, visit: http://www.myersindustries.com

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May 2, 2007

Investment Banker To Buy Myers Industries

Just four months after purchasing container manufacturer ITML, Myers Industries is being sold to Goldman, Sachs & Co., one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms. Based in Akron, Ohio, Myers Industries is an international manufacturer of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial and consumer markets. In addition to ITML, container brands include Dillen Products, Pro Cal and Listo Products. For answers to questions about this transaction, visit: http://www.myersindustries.com/gscp-acquisition.asp

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January 3, 2007

Myers Industries to Acquire ITML Horticultural Products

December 28, 2006, Akron, Ohio— Diversified international manufacturer and distributor Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire ITML Horticultural Products, Inc.® ITML, a private company based in Ontario, Canada, is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of plastic containers and related products for professional floriculture / horticulture grower markets across North America. The acquisition, which is expected to close in early 2007, is subject to customary conditions of closing. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed at this time, but the Company expects to host a conference call after closing to discuss details with the investment community. John C. Orr, president and chief executive officer of Myers Industries, said, “This acquisition is consistent with our Strategic Business Evolution process to grow our key business segments with accretive transactions that strengthen our brand portfolio, provide value-added capabilities, and deepen relationships […]

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