AMVAC acquires OHP


BLUFFTON, S.C. – OHP, Inc., has announced that it has sold substantially all of its assets to AMVAC Chemical Corporation, Newport Beach, CA., in early October.

OHP is a leading supplier of chemical and biological pesticide solutions specifically packaged and labelled for the greenhouse and nursery production markets and sold through a network of leading distribution partners throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. OHP was founded in 1988 by Ronald Soldo and has dedicated itself to fulfilling the pest control needs of the production ornamental market. In its 30-year history, OHP has grown to hold a leading position in the greenhouse and nursery pest control market. “After so many years of involvement in this industry, I am confident that AMVAC represents an ideal owner to foster and grow the OHP business well into the future,” says Ron Soldo, CEO of OHP, Inc.

OHP will continue to operate as it has in the past and there will be no changes to staff, products, customers or operations. AMVAC will operate the business as a wholly owned subsidiary under the name of OHP, Inc. Dan Stahl will continue on as General Manager reporting directly to Bob Trogele, AMVAC COO.

“We are very pleased to now be a part of AMVAC,” says Dan Stahl, GM of OHP. “The cultural fit, resources and business development approach of AMVAC will create tremendous opportunities for growth. I am truly excited to be a part of the AMVAC leadership team and look forward to continuing the future growth of the OHP business,” adds Stahl.

Photos courtesy of OHP, AMVAC Chemical Corporation

“We are extremely excited to have OHP be a part of AMVAC,” says AMVAC COO Bob Trogele. “The reputation and quality of the entire OHP team is remarkable. The entrepreneurial culture, business model and strategy are very similar to the way we operate at AMVAC so it is a great fit. They will continue to operate as they always have in providing a broad range of value-added products and service to commercial greenhouses and nurseries. The leading position OHP has built will be a great complement to our growing turf, ornamental and pest control business,” adds Trogele.

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Philips Lighting forms partnership with Ball Seed

Philips GreenPower LED lighting will now be offered as a complement to several Ball products.

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Philips Lighting has signed a partnership agreement with Ball Seed, one of North America’s leading wholesale horticultural distributors. Ball Seed will now offer Philips GreenPower LED lighting as a complement to their liners, plugs, unrooted cuttings, seed and prefinished products.

“We are honored to partner with Ball Seed. The quality of their product offering coupled with their strong presence in North America aligns very well with Philips Lighting,” explains Udo van Slooten, Business Leader Horticulture at Philips Lighting.

“We are thrilled to include Philips Lighting as one of our valued suppliers and look forward to providing our customers key technology and support in their greenhouses,” says Jason Hough, President of Ball Seed.

“The addition of Philips LED horticulture lighting to Ball Seed’s wholesale offering supports Ball Seed’s mission to deliver growing solutions that drive production efficiency. Ball will now be in a position to demonstrate to their customers how to use the science of light and Philips LEDs to optimize crop production throughout the growing process,” says Ron DeKok, Business Development Director Horticulture at Philips Lighting.