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NOVEMBER 2017 News


There was a man driving down a highway in a convertible and a lady driving down the opposite way in a convertible. As they pass each other, she yells out, “Pig!”

The guy screams out, “Jerk!”

The guy continues driving down the road hits a pig and dies.

Here he was thinking that this woman is yelling at him for no good reason and being negative towards him, but in reality she was really just giving him a warning to save him.

Sometimes you don’t always receive a message the way it is intended and you don’t act accordingly. And, that could lead to major issues.

Perspective is so important. When interacting with others, take the time to understand why they are saying what they are saying and why they are doing what they are doing. Things may seem perfectly logical and understandable if you give their perspective a chance.


Winter Damaged EvergreenAnti-desiccant spray applied in the fall coats the foliage of your plants with this layer of organic "sealant" to help the plants resist the drying power of winter winds and conserve the moisture vital to their good health. Properly applied, a winter protection spray will safeguard your valuable plants through the cold months and gradually break down as warm weather approaches and your trees and shrubs begin spring growth.

Call your sales rep for more information.

TransFilm® Anti-Transpirant


TransFilm Anti-Transpirant coats leaf surfaces with a clear, glossy film that provides a water-impermeable layer to protect the plant and decrease the rate of transpiration. A single application of TransFilm in late fall provides durable winter protection for shrubs, trees, and golf greens. It prevents sunscald, windburn, and damage from salt air. A spring application helps reduce dew formation and leaf blade wetness.

TransFilm can also help protect plants, shrubs and sod by reducing transplant shock. A TransFilm application prior to transplanting helps the plant during the critical moisture stress periods when the root system cannot compensate for the amount of water lost by transpiration.

For more information contact your sales rep.

NationAL Seed's
Commercial Strength Ice Melt

Commercial Strength Ice MeltBlue crystals help provide efficient application and even ice melting. Melts ice and snow to -15 degrees. Safe for use on treated wood and concrete.

Designed for Illinois' Harshest Winter Conditions
Contains RUSH Speed Enhancing Additive
Dyed Blue For Ease of Application

For more information contact your sales rep.


by Jon Gordon.

Winter Damaged EvergreenIf you met me after college you wouldn’t know that for the first 22 years of my life I had a different last name.

Gordon is actually my Mom's maiden name. After college my older brother and I changed our last name to honor her and our grandparents who were so influential in our lives. 

The fact that my biological father and mother divorced when I was a year old and that I didn’t have a good relationship with my father made it an easier decision.

I have always taken great pride in the Gordon name but it took on a special significance recently.

I was looking at pictures of my Grandfather that I keep on my desk and remembered that he fought in World War II. For some reason I wondered if he had been involved in the invasion of Normandy.
My Mom passed away 10 years ago so I reached out to my Aunt who told me that my grandfather had indeed been involved. It turns out he was 20 years old and his fellow soldiers called him "Pops" since he was already a young father to my Aunt.

While storming the beaches of Normandy he and his battalion came under heavy fire, much like you see in the movie Saving Private Ryan. My Grandfather was shot in the neck as his best friend was shot in the head and fell on him, saving his life. Unfortunately all of his friends were killed but somehow my grandfather survived. He was sent to Manila to recuperate and then sent back to serve.

Of course my Grandfather never talked about any of this to me or anyone. He was part of the greatest generation that didn’t talk about these things. My Aunt said she found out the details from my Grandmother.

After I hung up the phone with my Aunt, I had a powerful realization. When my Grandfather was shot my mom had not yet been born. If my Grandpa Gordon didn’t survive, I don’t exist.

I know I am here for a reason. I know that you are here for a reason. We are not accidents. The fact that you are reading this is not an accident. We have a purpose and there is a plan for our lives.

As the people who came before us made our lives possible we have the opportunity to make the best life possible for others. Let’s use this gift of life we have been given and make a positive impact!

My Grandma and Grandpa Gordon always told me I was going to do something special and somehow through all the difficult times in my life I heard their words and believed them. They gave me the greatest gift an adult can give a child. They believed in me. They called out the best in me and now I carry their name with me and share their legacy each day.

I'm Jon GORDON and if no one has told you, I want you to know that you are special. You are here to do something meaningful. I believe in you. You are meant to make a difference. You can start today.


Contact your sales rep for more information

Tom Breier:
(630) 417-9054

Tim Breier:
(630) 417-9056

Dan Breier:
(630) 417-9055

Mark Breier:
(630) 417-9057

Kevin Spiller:
(630) 903-5240

Zully Arroyo:
(708) 506-9933 (Hablo EspaƱol )


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