McKenzie Seed Company acquired by Jiffy Canada Inc.

January 03, 2007
Written by Greenhouse Canada
Jiffy International AS recently announced its acquisition of the A.E. McKenzie Company Inc., purchasing 100 per cent of its stock under the newly formed holding company, Jiffy Canada Inc.
Jiffy International AS recently announced its acquisition of the A.E. McKenzie Company Inc., purchasing 100 per cent of its stock under the newly formed holding company, Jiffy Canada Inc.

Based in Brandon, Manitoba, the McKenzie Seed Company is the oldest active seed company in Canada, catering directly to the consumer market through retailers by selling seed and seed-related products such as seed starter products, grass seed and a variety of gardening tools used for planting seed.

The Jiffy organization also owns Ferry-Morse Seed Company in the U.S., that country’s leading producer of seed packets for the home gardener.

Jiffy International AS is a major manufacturer of propagation products consisting of environmentally friendly peat, wood pulp, and coir pith. Jiffy products, such as Jiffy-7, Jiffy-Pot, Carefree and Preforma, aid in transplanting, ensure rapid growth and promote healthy plants for growers. Their products are used worldwide by professional greenhouses, the forestry industry and hobby gardeners.

“By acquiring A. E. McKenzie Co., Jiffy will now be able to focus even more toward the garden hobbyist,” states Daniel Schrodt, president of Jiffy Canada. “Although the professional grower industry is the backbone of Jiffy’s operation, this acquisition has created a clear synergy between the companies, allowing us both to complement each others’ lines nicely.”
For more information on Jiffy Canada Inc., Jiffy of the Americas, Inc., and the McKenzie Seed Company, please visit their websites at www.jiffypot.com, www.ferry-morse.com, and www.mckenzieseeds.com.

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