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Key partner: Cultivate’17 offers many ways to help your business grow

July 14, 2017

We’re in the delightful days of summer, and that means it’s time for the industry to gather at Cultivate! This year’s event will take place July 15–18 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Columbus Convention Center. Cultivate is billed as a trade show, but it’s so much more. Attendees also consider this to be an educational […]

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Performing regular boiler maintenance improves workplace safety

July 11, 2017

With the heat of summer upon us, perhaps one of the last things on your mind is the condition of your boiler. However, now is the time to consider boiler maintenance so the boiler is ready to fire up when you need it. Boiler room basics When’s the last time you looked inside your boiler […]

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Beat the heat with these heat illness prevention tips

June 27, 2017

The summer heat is just starting to crank up, bringing hot humid weather across the U.S. For those who work in greenhouses and outdoors, it can make for long, uncomfortable, and even dangerous days. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in 2014, 2,630 workers suffered from some form of heat illness, with […]

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Key Partner: National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association building unity across industry

June 21, 2017

When it comes to your greenhouse, you want a quality product that is safe, efficient, and cost-effective. You also want a builder that has similar goals. The National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) is in your corner with the same ideals as you, and has created standards for designing, purchasing, and building structures, as well as […]

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In The Bloom with Maria: Small businesses benefit in latest ADA reform legislation

June 14, 2017

Most of us would allow any customer to use the restroom at our shop, garden center, or studio, right? Well, in some instances in California, customers are looking for something more than just relief. These customers are looking to see if the business is up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and they’re taking […]

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Be prepared for hurricane season with these safety tips

June 6, 2017

Though hurricanes are usually seasonal in nature—97 percent of tropical activity occurs between June 1 to November 30—they can have a devastating impact on your business for years. That’s why it’s important to plan for such an event, even if you’re not in an area that would receive a direct hit from a hurricane. Wind, […]

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Greenhouse covering best practices from start to finish

May 31, 2017

Constructing new greenhouse structures or updating current ones is an exciting time for your business. It can also be a little daunting because of the financial investment and issues that can arise in the building process. When it comes to building a greenhouse, you might do it yourself, be the project manager who oversees the […]

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Tips to help prevent equipment theft

May 23, 2017

When it comes to your horticultural business, there are a lot of things that might keep you up at night—temporary help, quality of inventory, delivery schedules, new business software, etc. However, are you also thinking about what’s likely your biggest investment—your equipment? It’s not just mechanical breakdowns that are a cause for concern with equipment. […]

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Proper lifting techniques to help prevent injuries

May 19, 2017

Working in this industry often means lifting and moving heavy items. With this type of work, it’s important to lift and bend in a proper manner to help avoid back strain and muscle pulls. Lifting or moving heavy objects such as shrubs, cement blocks, or bags of fertilizer can result in injuries to your back, […]

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Flood insurance—a blessing or a curse?

May 10, 2017

Bad news can come in all forms, from the loss of a job to your car not starting. When it comes to property owners, they often cringe when informed by their banker that their property is located in a flood zone and they must buy flood insurance. But is this really bad news? Flood insurance […]

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