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October 16, 2009 - 10:31

Scotts Professional Adds More Field Experts

Scotts Professional recently announced the addition of three new territory managers — Shannon Ortigosa in southeast Florida, Robbie Abillama in east, south and central Texas, and Sharon Gavitt-Warschauer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey — to its expanding network of field experts. These managers work with nursery and greenhouse growers throughout North America to develop nutrition and plant protection solutions for better crops.

A former co-owner and operator of a Florida-based wholesale nursery, Shannon Ortigosa brings the perspective of a professional grower to her new position with Scotts Professional, as well as background in purchasing, sales, employee management, event coordination and advertising.

Robbie Abillama comes to Scotts Professional with a degree in plant science and agronomy and a great deal of practical experience in the horticulture industry, including time spent as a professional grower.

Sharon Gravitt-Warschauer, who began her career as a grower and has more than 25 years in horticultural company management, sales and marketing, comes to Scotts Professional from her former position as EuroAmerican Propagators/Proven Winners' regional sales manager.

For more information about Scotts Professional or to locate an appropriate territory manager, visit the company's website or call (800) 492-8255.

Green-Tek Relocates to Historical Wisconsin Building

A landmark building left empty by the loss of a GM assembly plant will soon have new occupants, and employers. Green-Tek Inc., the largest supplier of polycarbonate sheet and greenhouse coverings in North America, and Co-Extruded Plastics Technologies Inc., have relocated to the former Lear Seating Factory. The building is situated in an a vibrant industrial park just off a major interstate.

The companies employ approximately 50 people, and will most likely add another 25 to 30 jobs, as economic conditions permit, in the coming years.

“This is the finest industrial building in all of southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois,” said Paul Jacobson, president of Green-Tek. "With 177,000 square feet on 16 acres of Rock County’s most desirable real estate, this building will power our growth for years to come.”

For more information, visit Green-Tek's website.

BASF Offers Larger, More Economical Packaging Options

To offer industry professionals greater value and convenience when controlling diseases and weeds, BASF Professional Turf & Ornamentals recently announced larger packaging options on two key products, Pendulum AquaCap herbicide and Insignia fungicide.

Pendulum AquaCap, offered for a limited time in a 110-gallon drum, is available only during the BASF Early Order Program, which runs through Dec. 11. A 36-pound Insignia fungicide drum can be purchased with greater cost savings during the BASF Early Order Program, and the new size will be offered year-round.

For more information about BASF Professional Turf & Ornamentals, visit betterturf.basf.us or betterplants.basf.us.

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