C. Raker & Sons, Inc. is the leading producer of grown-to-order plugs and liners. As one of the largest
propagation greenhouses in North America, Raker utilizes seed and vegetative propagation, and lists over
3,200 plant varieties available to customers around the planet.
LOCATION & HISTORY
C. Raker & Sons, Inc. has resided in Litchfield, Michigan since 1978, with roots going back three
generations to fresh market vegetable production near Detroit. With over 400,000 square feet of
greenhouses, Raker continues to create and maintain the perfect growing environment with high-tech
houses, rolling and movable benching, traveling irrigators, and computerized environmental controls.
Computers and advanced technologies are used throughout the facility to produce live plants just-in-time
to meet customer orders. Robotics, Programmable Limit Controls (PLC’s), and Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) technologies ensure the right plant is produced at the right time, similar
to other modern manufacturing operations.
Open year round, Raker is staffed with close to 100 full time employees, bringing aboard an additional
150-200 seasonal employees throughout the year.
Flowers enhance people’s lives while providing highly skilled employment opportunities for the 21st
century. Energetic, reliable, self-motivated people, with a desire to learn, work best in this environment. Horticulture at Raker is not just gardening, but an advanced, modern, career opportunity.
If interested in a position at Raker, please complete the following information.
You may also fill out an application or mail a copy of your resume to:
C. Raker and Sons, Inc.
10371 Rainey Rd.
Litchfield, MI 49252