Berger is proud to announce the acquisition of Tourbière Henri Théberge & Associés Inc., a peat producer near Berger’s harvesting site in Saint-Modeste, Québec. This alliance will take effect on May 31st. This is Berger’s second acquisition in 2017.
Berger has been growing steadily over the past few years and this acquisition will enable the company to consolidate its harvesting activities in Saint-Modeste, helping to ensure a reliable supply of peat for retail sale. “We are particularly pleased with the conclusion this agreement, especially since it allows us to continue a beautiful family story,” said Claudin Berger, Co-President of Berger’s boards. The two companies have shared family roots, both originating in Saint-Fabien, Quebec. Henri Théberge founded Tourbière Théberge in 1962, in Saint-Modeste. The following year, his second cousin, Huguette Théberge and her husband, Alcide Berger, founded Tourbières Berger on the neighbouring site.
“We are delighted to see that a local company with a great good reputation in our industry will be continuing harvesting operations on this peatland and preserve the jobs,” explained Réjean and Daniel Théberge, co-owners of Tourbière Théberge.
Berger also reassured the current customers of Tourbière Henri Théberge & Associés Inc. that all contractual commitments made for the 2017 season will be respected.