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On the Heels of Opening its NorthCore Facility, BrettYoung is Awarded Best Managed Companies Status

BrettYoung Chief Operating officer Cory Baseraba (left) and CEO Eric Dyck show off the new NorthCore facility.

BrettYoung is a 2024 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years or more.

BrettYoung is recognized with Platinum Club status for its unique position as Canada’s Largest Independent Seed Company, having demonstrated sustained, industry-leading performance, according to a news release. A diversified business model, a customer-centric philosophy, and longstanding participation in global markets have all contributed to its growth.

Celebrating over 30 years, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business programs recognizing excellence in private, Canadian-owned companies with revenues of $50 million or greater. To attain the designation, companies are evaluated on their leadership in the areas of strategy, culture, commitment, capabilities, and innovation, governance, and financial performance. The award is especially gratifying as it recognizes overall business performance and the efforts of the entire organization.

“This acknowledgement is a testament to BrettYoung’s team of hard-working people dedicated to delivering world-class products and service,” says Erik Dyck, CEO of BrettYoung. “We are steadfast in our commitment to bring novel choice to agricultural and professional turf markets across Canada and around the globe.”

“To become a Best Managed Platinum Club winner is nothing short of remarkable. Their continued adaptability in an era of uncertainty sets the standard for how to overcome barriers and demonstrate resiliency at the highest levels.” said Derrick Dempster, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “These companies truly impact how Canada is viewed on the world stage when it comes to success in private business.”

BrettYoung recently made headlines in Seed World Canada for the opening of its new NorthCore turf seed processing facility.

The $20-million, 60,000 square-foot NorthCore will process turf seed faster and in greater quantities than Canada’s biggest independent seed company has managed to before.

Over the past 15 years, BrettYoung has experienced steady and continuous growth in sales and volume. They’ve consistently operated at near maximum capacity for much of this time. 

That capacity crunch has led to the opening of BrettYoung’s new NorthCore facility located at its headquarters just outside of Winnipeg, a 60,000 square-foot, $20-million investment that allows BrettYoung to process turf seed faster and in bigger quantities than ever before.

“As our business has expanded, our customers have expressed a growing demand for our services. They appreciate the wide range of products we offer across all our categories, as well as the quality of service we provide,” says Cory Baseraba, chief operating officer for BrettYoung.

“This new facility has been a resounding success for us and our customers. It was time.”