Jan 6, 2020Stokes Seeds acquires Siegers Seed
Stokes Seeds acquired Holland, Michigan’s Siegers Seed Co. effective shortly before the holidays, according to a recent press release from Stokes.
Stokes said the 2019-2020 sales season is a transition year with a primary focus on customer service, and customers can expect the same level of service, provided by the same staff, from the same facilities.
Stokes Seeds kept employees of Siegers Seed Company and is continuing operations from the Michigan, Georgia and Florida locations, according to the press release. The newly combined organizations are doing business under the Stokes Seeds brand.
The acquisition combines two organizations that have each operated for over 100 years in the vegetable seed industry. Stokes Seeds’ expanded U.S. market area now includes the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Mid-South and Southeast.
“We’re pleased to make this acquisition, expand our U.S. market coverage to include the Southeast, and combine the best attributes of each business to place Stokes Seeds in an excellent position to continue our growth and better serve growers in the regions we serve,” Wayne Gale, Stokes Seeds president, said in a written statement.
Stokes Seeds will now serve commercial growers from five U.S. locations in Buffalo, New York; Vineland, New Jersey; Holland, Michigan; Moultrie, Georgia and LaBelle, Florida, according to the press release. Eighteen territory managers will serve growers.
For more information, contact Stokes Seeds at 800.263.7233 or www.StokeSeeds.com.
Above, a test plot of Siegers Seed in West Michigan. Photo: Stephen Kloosterman