From grower to gardener, improving our world by being the first-choice provider serving the horticultural
industry through innovation, customer service, sales support, manufacturing and logistics.
“Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” – Liberty Hyde Bailey, American horticulturist who co-founded the American Society for Horticultural Science
The HC Companies has undergone many incarnations during its storied legacy, but through all the evolution and progress, one thing remains constant – our commitment to YOU, the caretakers and stewards of our plants, trees, shrubs and more.
Everyone at HC understands that plants only thrive because of your commitment and the dedicated effort you expend on them. It’s why we put so much into the creation of the containers that help make your job easier while maximizing your yields. In short, it’s an honor for our horticultural containers to be a part of that timeless process.Meet Our Leadership Team
The HC Companies has led the way in the production of horticulture plastic containers since 1986. Where we are today is a proud culmination of many storied brands in the horticultural container industry. Highly regarded names such as Dillen®, ITML®, Kord™, Amerikan® and Listo® have all helped create the innovative company we’ve become. We continue to support YOU, the professional grower, grower-distributor, retail garden center and mass merchandiser, so you can achieve industry success in both the United States and Canada. Let our product innovations and the unique ways we utilize the latest manufacturing techniques get you there.
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We know that the efforts you continually expend have become more challenging due to increased labor costs and staffing issues, as well as weather, disease, regulatory changes and even a more sophisticated customer base.
You deserve a partner who understands your pain points, because the industry means as much to you as it does to us, and we’re always on the quest to learn more and do more in order to help your business flourish.
The HC Companies steeps itself in the industry, and thanks to our dedication to constant improvement and industry leadership, we understand your unique challenges and continually strive to find the best solutions for you. From grower to gardener, alongside your efforts, we’re improving our world together.
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One of HC’s values is “Service – We serve the communities in which we operate our industry”. We support the Two Foundation – a local, non-profit organization helping job seekers with disabilities. Pictured: Jim Bennett (HC’s President and CEO); Derek and Shari Hunter (founders of the Two Foundation).Learn How You Can Help
Our industry…Our Planet. How we’re trying to make a difference in our manufacturing processes.Learn More
You cannot say you fully “service” an industry unless you’re prepared to help support and educate its members. We understand that responsibility and look for opportunities to provide our industry with products and information whenever possible.Learn More