New Product Line Announced , Trade Show Schedule, Manufacturing Excellence Award, and more!
2019 January Newsletter
2019 Trade Show Schedule
New Product Line: Cumberland Series
Featured Product: James B Edwards Elementary School
Manufacturing Excellence Award
Jāderloon® Greenhouses Withstand Hurricane Winds
As evidenced by the photos, our Jāderloon® greenhouses recently withstood hurricane Florence in North Carolina better than a competitive greenhouse. The left photo is of a Jāderloon® greenhouse in Eastern North Carolina after hurricane Florence. Note that the frame is noticeably in tact. The right photo is of a competitor's greenhouse also at the same location just after hurricane Florence. The frame is visibly bent and collapsing. Trust The Greenhouse Company to help you protect your investment with the strongest greenhouse on the market.
Columbia, SC | January 30 - February 1 | Booth 526
New Product: Cumberland Series
The Greenhouse Company is pleased to announce our newest product - the Cumberland greenhouse.
Ideal for Growers, Retail, and Education
More affordable option without compromising strength
Available in smaller sizes
Stay tuned for more information!
Featured Project: JBE Elementary
The following is a testimonial from Nancy Platt, teacher at James B Edwards Elementary:
"After purchasing and using a small greenhouse with our special needs students and ECO club throughout the 2015 school year, we were approached by interested parents and staff of James B Edwards Elementary School to discuss securing a larger greenhouse for use of the entire school.
Upon determining horticultural goals, Ms. Donaho suggested a particular Jāderloon® model that would meet the needs of the school. Each stakeholder took a role, whether it was writing grants, hosting fundraisers, or meeting district compliance requirements. Slowly the dream became a vision, and the vision became a reality. The process took time and tenacity with leadership changing at the school and vested team members carrying on the mission despite this change. No amount of bureaucracy could stop the JBE horticulture team!
After raising the funds required and winning the support of new administration, the greenhouse was erected in July of 2018, some three years after the initial meeting. Horticulture expert and JBE mom, Kim Crane, along with multiple community volunteers now conduct a horticulture enrichment program for all grade levels at James B. This program includes the 5th Grade running their own nursery business and selling their plants at the School. 4th Grade (Non SAIL or gifted and talented) is experimenting with growing food from food scraps and and a greenhouse cut flower garden. 4th Grade SAIL is growing milkweed and studying the migration of the monarch butterfly. They are also starting a seed business.
3rd grade Non SAIL are studying pollinators and native plants. They are growing indigo to sell at the native plant society plant sale. 1st and 2nd graders are learning all aspects of horticulture and making their own growing mix. Kindergarten is working with Clemson to fill raised beds with veggies that support our Back Pack Buddies Program.
Our green team is involved in a seeds to shore line program where we grow spartina grass and plant in the marsh on a field trip to the Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery. Our students bag oyster shells to support new reefs off our coast. We are fortunate to receive many grants to support the Lowcountry Sustainability Program at James B. Edwards Elementary.
Our new Greenhouse is beautiful and the Children LOVE spending time in it."
Manufacturing Transformation and Operational Excellence Award
The Greenhouse Company was recently recognized as a finalist for the Manufacturing Transformation and Operational Excellence Award at the 2018 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo. The nominees for this award achieved real-world, bottom line results through the adoption of continuous improvement and/or operational excellence tools and techniques.
Judy Moore, Owner of The Greenhouse Company, states, "We are pleased to have been nominated for this award. Our entire staff has been dedicated to improvement across all areas of the company, and we all appreciate the recognition of our hard work. We look forward to a successful future at The Greenhouse Company."
Improved Online Store Coming Soon
Stay tuned for the launch of our new and improved online store.
Greenhouse growing accessories
Heating, cooling & ventilation systems
Components and controls
Check our website soon for the updated online store!
It’s Not Too Early to Start Preparing for Fall Weather
As we near the end of July, the cool fall weather is just around the corner. Now is a great time to evaluate your greenhouse needs for the fall and prepare for cool weather and freezes.
It may not seem necessary to check heating systems during the summer heat, but now is the ideal time to make sure your heaters are ready to go for that first cool night or freeze.
The summer is a great time to evaluate your plastic coverings and repair or replace any areas that need attention prior to cold weather.
Stock Up On Poly-PatchTM
Order your Poly-PatchTM kits now to have on hand for the fall. Kits include Poly-PatchTM repair tape, cleaning wipes, a razor knife, and an optional staple gun to make repairs easy. The resealable pail keeps Poly-PatchTMtape like new for future uses!
Poly-PatchTM is also available in 2″, 4″, 6″ and 10″ rolls.
Competitive greenhouse destroyed by hurricane Irma
Forest Lake Garden Center Rebuilding From October 2015 Flooding Damage
The Greenhouse Company was pleased to help Forest Lake Garden Center rebuild after the monumental flood in October of 2015. The garden center was under water and left in devastating condition following the flood.
The Greenhouse Company designed, manufactured, and installed an Appalachian style greenhouse for Forest Lake’s retail center. The 34 x 72 x 10 greenhouse features a white-black-white opaque polycarbonate cover on the gable to prevent sunlight from reaching the retail center that houses the cash register.
“We are thrilled to see Forest Lake Garden Center thriving again after such devastating damage due to the flood. The Greenhouse Company was pleased to help with this project, and we look forward to working with Forest Lake for years to come,” says Judy Moore, Owner of The Greenhouse Company.
Red’s Home and Garden in Wilkesboro, NC will be a destination for all to enjoy. Some of its unique offerings are below:
Year-round Christmas shop
Extensive greenhouse (including annuals, perennials, shrubbery, trees, pottery, hanging baskets, mulch, decorative rocks, house plants, vegetables and more)
From floral arrangements, wall decor, lighting, lanterns and even natural personal care products our home goods section will offer a unique assortment of home and garden decor that caters to all design tastes.
The Greenhouse Company has installed the Phase 1 greenhouse of their Garden Center. Phase 2 will be installed this summer. The Phase 1 greenhouse is a 72′ x 120′ x 12′ Appalachian gutter-connect greenhouse with roll up curtains and roof vents and also includes a 36′ x 36′ shade house.
The Greenhouse Company’s Greenhouse Command Center optimizes your greenhouse’s growing conditions 24/7 through continuous monitoring and control. The Command Center consists of an electric climate-control system designed to operate all of the equipment required to ventilate, cool, and heat a single-zone greenhouse employing 5 stages of cooling and a single stage of heating.
It can operate 2 exhaust fans, one of which can be a two speed fan, a louver for first stage ventilation, a motorized vent for maximum ventilation, an evaporative cooling system, circulation fans and up to two heaters.
The system is programmed with a logical progression of equipment staging so that no equipment operates unnecessarily. The naturally aspirated shielded temperature sensor is located in a forward quadrant rather than centrally located to further reduce unnecessary cycling of equipment. The system is pre-programmed so that it is fully functional as soon as it is initialized.
Repairs Due to Recent Windy Weather? Kwic-Klip® to the Rescue!
With the recent windy weather in the Southeast in particular, many greenhouse coverings have come loose and/or torn away. The Greenhouse Company has the perfect solution – the Kwic-Klip® film fastening system. This trademarked product has over 250 pounds of holding power per linear foot of film and has held poly in place during hurricane winds.
Forest Lake Garden Center Rebuilding From October 2015 Flooding Damage
Forest Lake Garden Center in Columbia, SC experienced severe damage from monumental flooding in October of 2015. The garden center was under water and left in devastating condition following the flood.
The Greenhouse Company is pleased to help them rebuild! Foundation has been poured on the new greenhouse and construction is under way. Stay tuned for updates on this project, photos of the new construction, and the final product once the new greenhouse is complete.
The Greenhouse Company’s KWIC-KLIP® Product is Trademarked
Effective March 13, 2018, our KWIC-KLIP® has been officially trademarked. Originally developed and first used in 1980, we are pleased to have this product officially trademarked with US Patent and Trademark Office.
More About The KWIC-KLIP®
KWIC-KLIP® extrusions are used to attach poly to greenhouses and are reusable
For easy use on baseboards or bows
Unbeatable holding power – over 250 lbs per linear foot
KWIC-KLIP® has held poly on during hurricane winds!
The fastest installation of any clip design
Self-locking extrusions snap on and off for quick & easy installation & removal
Designed for maximum performance – ideal for double- and single-layer air-inflated greenhouses
Self-shading, protecting poly from UV rays & heat build up at critical points
Jāderloon® Greenhouse with KWIC-KLIP® that Withstood Hurricane Irma, Nov 2017
The Growers Exchange
The Greenhouse Company recently completed a project for The Growers Exchange in Virginia. The project included installation of a large 140′ x 96′ 5-bay Appalachian style greenhouse that will be used for growing herbs. The custom greenhouse has several options for optimal growing including ridge vents and an interior Jādershade™ system.
For many years, we have supported The Growers Exchange mission of growing and providing the finest quality and selection of herbs for their customer’s gardening success. Learn more about The Growers Exchange by visiting their website.
The Louver Lifter™: How it Works and Why You Need It
We offer a patent pending product called the Louver Lifter™ that is ideal for any style of greenhouse. The Louver Lifter™ works by using its maximum initial force to open louvers against the suction of the strong partial vacuum created by exhaust fans. Once the louver is open, the force is reduced to prevent damage to louvers or linkages.
We are pleased to announce two recent promotions within The Greenhouse Company:
Leigh Dodd has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Leigh celebrates 20 years with The Greenhouse Company later this year. She has held many positions including Inside Sales Representative, Inside Sales Manager, Assistant Vice President, Outside Sales Representative, and Vice President.
Mike McCaw has been promoted to Vice President. Mike has been with the company since 1985 and has successfully served in many positions as well, including Shipping Associate, Shipping Manager, Production Floor Associate, Production Manager, Plant Manager, and Outside Sales Representative.
Judy Moore, Owner of The Greenhouse Company, states, “I am thrilled to announce the promotions of Leigh and Mike. Both have been invaluable members to The Greenhouse Company team and continue to contribute to our success as a company. Leigh has proven to be an excellent manager and leader of the sales team. Mike has had success in sales due to his remarkable knowledge and experience with our production and quality systems. We look forward to sharing in their successes for years to come.”
Leigh Dodd, Executive Vice President
Mike McCaw, Vice President
Tips for Ventilating & Cooling Greenhouses from NGMA
As Spring weather approaches, we wanted to share some ventilation and cooling tips from the National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA). Some highlights are below.
How to choose the most appropriate ventilating & cooling system for your greenhouse needs
How to get the best results from your ventilation and cooling system
How to determine the adequate number of fans for your greenhouse
The Greenhouse Company’s Freestanding model is the ideal multi-use structure. It can be used in all climates and in many different applications. The efficiency of the Freestanding greenhouse is great for new growers as well as for expanding existing growing operations.
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Woodmont High School’s New Appalachian Greenhouse Complete
The Greenhouse Company recently completed installation of an Appalachian greenhouse at Woodmont High in Piedmont, SC. The brand new 60 x 96 Jāderloon® greenhouse will be used for teaching horticulture students.
We have posted some additional photos as well as adrone videoof the project on our blog.
We are thrilled to announce that Georgia Sharpe has returned to The Greenhouse Company after 14 years! Georgia worked for Jāderloon® for 13 years prior to her departure in 2003. She returns in Sales for The Greenhouse Company.
“Georgia’s extensive knowledge of Jāderloon® greenhouses and components is quite an attribute to The Greenhouse Company. We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome her back,” states Judy Moore, President of The Greenhouse Company.
Georgia can be reached at 803-744-8214 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us in welcoming Georgia Sharpe back to The Greenhouse Company!
For those with warehouses damaged by the storm, PolyPatchTMis a complete first-aid kit for greenhouses. This rugged patching tape bonds aggressively to polyethylene film. It consists of UV-stabilized 6 mil polyethylene film with a UV-stabilized adhesive.
PolyPatchTM is available in several different sizes as well as kits including cleansing wipes, cutting utensils, and instructions.
The Growers Exchange Begins Construction of New Jāderloon® Greenhouses
Located in Richmond, Virginia, the Grower’s Exchange delivers healthy, GMO-free, farm-fresh herb plants ready to be planted across the US. They have chosen the Greenhouse Company again to help design, manufacture, and install a new Appalachian model greenhouse with a 5 bay frame.
The new addition to The Growers Exchange has elements with similar components of the Jāderloon® greenhouse they purchased over 25 years ago, with the addition of several new options and innovations.
Stay tuned for photos of the new greenhouses.
Visit our website for more information and photos of our Appalachian style greenhouses.
Jāderloon®Greenhouses Proven to Withstand Hurricane Irma
Only The Greenhouse Company’s frames have been built and tested in hurricane alley for over 30 years with a 99.9% survival rate. The Jāderloon® Greenhouse shown to the right withstood Hurricane Irma without any problems. The competitive product located next to it certainly did not fare as well.
The metal shipping container weighing over 10 tons was blown off of the footing it was resting on, but the Jāderloon® greenhouse withstood the hurricane’s winds and rain.
Woodmont High School Installing New Appalachian Greenhouse
Located in Piedmont, South Carolina, Woodmont High will soon teach students in its brand new 60 x 96 Jāderloon® greenhouse. Construction has begun on the instructional greenhouse. Stay tuned for photos of the progress!