Bailey Nurseries Announces Acquisition of Bork Nursery
January 8, 2009 By Bailey Nurseries
Jan. 8, 2009 – Bailey Nurseries is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bork Nursery located in Onarga, Illinois, 90 miles south of Chicago.
Bailey Nurseries is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bork Nursery located in Onarga, Illinois, 90 miles south of Chicago. This 377-acre farm, located in the heart of the Midwest, will help Bailey’s better serve its customers with a broader plant offering and quicker shipping to key markets.
Bailey Nurseries is a strong partner with independent garden centers, growers and landscapers across the country, especially within the Midwest. “With the ever-increasing pressures of business today, we are doubling our effort to better meet our customers’ needs for the future,” says Terri McEnaney, President of Bailey Nurseries. “We are excited about the opportunities this new growing facility will bring to our customers. By decreasing the distance to market, we will be able to improve just-in-time service and selection.”
Duane Huss will serve as the new Nursery Manager. As former Container Product Manager for Bailey’s Minnesota facility, he brings the expertise needed to develop the property into a state-of-the-art growing facility. He is currently making preparations for planting this spring.
This purchase is an investment in the long-term success of Bailey Nurseries, and culminates several years of searching for the right venue. Bailey Illinois Division, as the farm will be called, will help the company extend its shipping season and offer customers a varied product mix.
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