“If you believe you can make a difference, then you will make a difference. Believe in yourself, your family and your community and you will win.”
– Lindsay Fox
Doesn’t it seem like in life, what we invest is what we get in return? When I think of an investment, it seems the best way to describe as is something “paid” in now for the opportunity of future benefits. This means that it takes time, consistency and the emotional fortitude to stick with a plan through the inevitable ups and downs of realizing the return you are seeking.
At Barenbrug USA, we are committed to making investments: in research, marketing, innovation and our employees as well as in our community. We believe that in the grass seed industry, we are better served by creating growth opportunities than just riding markets. We believe that by investing in our employee’s well-being, we can attract and retain talent that is so critical to long-term success. We believe that by investing in our community, we can give back and that in doing so, we can make a difference in the lives of others.
In part, because of these investments and good weather, we are seeing a strong start to our spring shipping season in all segments we operate in with especially high demand from retail packaged product. This bodes well for everyone, given that fall in the industry was lackluster. We are hopeful that spring weather will be mild and this sales trend continues.
In summary, we believe we can make a difference in our company, in the industry and in our community and we are investing to do so.
Enjoy the spring,
James Schneider - President/CEO