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EuroAmerican Catalog Wins GWA Award
EuroAmerican Propagators LLC recently announced its 2006-2007 “The Nature of Color” catalog received the Garden Writers Association (GWA) Gold Award for Best Trade Product. At 208 pages, the full-color catalog has information for growers and retailers looking to add color, functionality and cutting-edge varieties to their product mixes, according to EuroAmerican.
EuroAmerican’s catalog was one of 314 entries submitted in all categories for the GWA awards. To obtain a copy of the catalog, call (888) 323-0730.
Langeveld Makes Planting Flower Bulbs Easy
Langeveld International recently announced it is taking the mystery out of planting bulbs with Flower Bulbs For Dummies — a package containing bulbs and easy-to-follow instructions.
Langeveld will begin shipping ready-to-use, double-sided displays to retailers in the United States and Canada beginning in early 2007. The displays can hold up to 90 Flower Bulbs For Dummies packages and will contain nine of the most popular bulb varieties, including gladioli, lilies and begonias.
For more information about Flower Bulbs For Dummies, visit www.royalgdns.com/dummies.
FMC Specialty Products Business Changes Names
FMC Corp. recently introduced FMC Professional Solutions, which is dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the pest control and green industries. Formerly known as FMC Specialty Products Business, Dan Rosenbaum, the organization’s director, said that the name change heralds the beginning of a new era of customer-driven innovation for the organization, which is a part of the global FMC Corp.
BFG Supply Co. Merges
BFG Supply Co. recently announced its pending merger with Minnesota Distributing & Manufacturing, Inc. (MDM Horticultural Supplies), a distributor based in Minneapolis, Minn. The combined entity will service 16 states from 13 locations and will exceed $100 million in annual sales, according to BFG.
For a period of time, the company will operate as MDM, a division of BFG Supply Co., out of its facilities in Minneapolis, Kansas City, Kan., and Adel, Iowa. Normal operations will continue in the remainder of BFG’s service territory.