About Us

Sun Gro® Horticulture is one of the most prominent North American horticultural companies, employing over 800 staff and serving customers worldwide. Since its humble beginnings in 1929, it has become the leading supplier of soilless growing mixes to North America’s top 100 greenhouse and nursery growers, shipping over 70,000 truckloads of product annually. Sun Gro products are made to exacting standards and conform to high product quality and performance criteria.

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Sun Gro® Horticulture’s mission is to be an industry leader in soilless growing mixes, serving horticultural professionals, retailers, and gardeners with superior quality, branded growing mixes that yield exceptional results.


Unmatched technical and sales support sets Sun Gro® Horticulture apart. Our dedicated sales team serves national and international customers, and eight customer service centers operate in every major North American time zone. As an added benefit, Sun Gro’s exemplary Research & Development and Technical Support teams are on call to help professional growers troubleshoot and make the most of Sun Gro® products.

Employees & Jobs

Over 800 employees serve Sun Gro® Horticulture industries and communities across North America. Our many scientists, technicians, managers, facilities workers, and sales professionals are the heart of our company. We operate a network of 25 production/distribution facilities across Canada and the United States and take pride in the high-quality jobs that we offer everyday people in small towns and rural areas. In turn, we are exceedingly proud of our team of employees who make it a priority every day to carry out Sun Gro’s stewardship of peatlands, ensuring that this abundant resource will be available for future generations.


Sun Gro Horticulture provides safe operating environments for its peat harvesting operations as well as its production and distribution facilities operations. We are Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant, maintain safety manuals, and provide staff with regular safety training.

For urgent health and safety issues, please visit Sun Gro’s third-party anonymous reporting hotline: www.sungro.ethicspoint.com or call 1-855-238-0660.

Supplier Code of Ethics

Sun Gro Horticulture is committed to conduct business in a professional, honest and ethical manner, and comply with the law wherever it conducts business. Our company expects all its suppliers to conduct their business in a professional, honest and ethical manner, and to comply with all applicable laws wherever they do business. This includes laws relating to employment, human rights, the environment, and health and safety. Sun Gro will not conduct business with suppliers that do not comply with the expectations defined in our Code of Ethics. Sun Gro Horticulture reserves the right to update its Supplier Code of Ethics from time to time.

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Supplier Code of Ethics

Supplier Code of Ethics – Spanish

Código de ética para proveedores

Supplier Code of Ethics – French 

Code d’éthique des fournisseurs

To report a potential violation of Sun Gro Horticulture’s Supplier Code of Ethics, please follow the following link to our third-party anonymous reporting hotline: www.sungro.ethicspoint.com or call 1-855-238-0660.

Additional Information

Read Behind the Business: Bogs, Barges and Uncle Sam article from Grower Talks magazine

Sun Gro Horticulture is C-TPAT Certified (SVI:69a477d1-2c01-42fa-a460-4d43d5f9183e).

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Founded in Vancouver as Western Peat Company Ltd.


Opened production facilities in Quebec, Canada


Opened production facilities in New Brunswick, Canada


Opened production facilities in Manitoba, Canada


Opened production facilities in Maisonnette, New Brunswick


Sold to S.B. McLaughlin Associates, Ltd.


Opened satellite plant and analytical soils laboratory in Anderson, South Carolina


Sold to Fisons PLC and renamed “Fisons Western Peat Moss, Ltd.”


Renamed “Fisons Horticulture” when Fisons purchased the company’s remaining interest


Acquired operations of Langley Peat North, Ltd. of Seba Beach, Alberta


Opened two satellite mix plants, one in Quincy, Michigan and another in Terrell, Texas.


Sold to Macluan Capital Inc., and renamed “Sun Gro Horticulture, Inc.”


Sold to Madison Dearborn Capital Partners II LLP., Sun Gro Horticulture, Inc. becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Hines Holding, Inc.


Acquired Lakeland Peat Moss, Ltd., Pacific Soils, Inc. Hines Horticulture, Inc., completed IPO and was listed as HORT on NASDAQ


Acquired Pro Gro Products, Inc. and acquired Strong-Lite Products Corp


Sun Gro Horticulture Income Fund acquired various assets and related businesses from Hines Horticulture, Inc. and commenced operations on March 27, 2002.


Acquired The Scotts Company, LLC Professional Growing Media business and Lameque Quality Group


Acquired Pigeon Hill Peat


Acquired Normiska Peat


Opened production facilities in Marshall, Texas,  Manitoba, Canada and McFarland, California.


Acquired Sun-Up Horticulture, Kellogg-Rich Grow, Tourbiere Omer Belanger Inc. and Florida Potting Soils


Sun Gro Horticulture Income Fund completes reorganization of trust structure to a corporation, Sun Gro Horticulture Inc.


Sun Gro Horticulture acquired by a privately held company.


Opened new production facilities in Sacramento, California.


Acquired Conrad Fafard Inc.


Moved Corporate Office to Agawam, MA


Black Gold® Retail Potting Mixes and Amendments Launched in Canada


Implemented company wide Safety initiatives


Launched RESiLIENCE® – our brand name for Sun Gro’s patented growing mixes enriched with silicon.


Signed distribution agreement with Proven Winners® to sell Proven Winners retail soils and fertilizers in the U.S.


Introduced direct sales of professional products to greenhouse and nursery growers.


Pine Bluff, Arkansas capital investment for equipment upgrades.


Completed an agreement with the East Prairie Metis Settlement (EPMS) of Alberta that will allow Sun Gro to begin development of new bogs on EMPS lands.


If you have any general questions about Sun Gro Horticulture please contact us using one of the means below.

Sun Gro Horticulture
770 Silver Street
Agawam, MA 01001
United States of America


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