Also in this issue...
A Really Big Show | Chris Beytes
Ed Sullivan would have enjoyed the 86th edition of the annual Ohio event now known as Cultivate.
Bailey Nurseries’ Terri McEnaney Honored in Minneapolis | Chris Beytes
Terri McEnaney, fourth-generation family member and president of Bailey Nurseries, was honored by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in their Women in Business 2015 special issue.
Dümmen Buys Costa Rican Propagator | Chris Beytes
Dümmen Orange announced that they’re acquiring Florexpo’s entire business, including top management talent, and moving everything to their newly upgraded facilities in Antigua, Guatemala (which happens to be the former Ecke Ranch facility, acquired when Dümmen merged with Agribio Group in 2013).
On The Move | Jennifer Zurko
Ball Seed; Illumitex Inc.; Schaefer Ventilation; SePRO Corporation
Philips Adds Three LED Partners | Chris Beytes
Now you’ve got three more choices when looking at an installation from Philips Horticulture LED Solutions, which happens to be one of the world leaders in the technology.
Plantscape Institute of America to Join AmericanHort | Chris Beytes
From the “strength-in-numbers” department, Plantscape Institute of America (PIA), a trade association for interiorscape professionals, is going to become part of AmericanHort.
Registration for Pollinator Conference Now Open | Jennifer Zurko
Michigan State University Extension and North Carolina State University opened registration for the Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes Conference.
Rough Brothers Acquired by New York Manufacturer | Chris Beytes
One of America’s top greenhouse manufacturers, Rough Brothers of Cincinnati, Ohio, has just been acquired by Gibraltar Industries, a publicly held manufacturer of metal products for the residential and industrial markets.
Three Passings | Chris Beytes
The horticulture industry has lost three respected gentlemen in recent months.
USDA Numbers Are Out … and We’re Feeling Down | Chris Beytes
Down in several ways, including total sales dollars and number of producers. That’s the news from Dr. Marvin N. Miller, our staff hortistician (and in his spare time Ball Horticultural Company’s Market Research Manager), who’s in the middle of analyzing the 2014 Floriculture Crops Summary, gathered and published by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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