Archive for January, 2012
Tweet Advanced Electron Beams (AEB) enables the green factory of the future by making sustainable manufacturing possible and profitable. AEB’s compact electron beam emitters replace thermal and chemical processes for cleaner, more efficient, lower-cost manufacturing. For industries such as pharmaceutical, medical devices, food and beverage, printing, and plastics manufacturing, AEB emitters sterilize products and packaging, [...]
Advanced Electron Beams (AEB) enables the green factory of the future by making sustainable manufacturing possible and profitable.
AEB’s compact electron beam emitters replace thermal and chemical processes for cleaner, more efficient, lower-cost manufacturing. For industries such as pharmaceutical, medical devices, food and beverage, printing, and plastics manufacturing, AEB emitters sterilize products and packaging, improve the performance of plastics and other materials, cure inks and coatings and eliminate pollution.
While electron beams have been used in some industrial niche applications to replace chemical and thermal processes, adoption has been limited due to high equipment and operating costs, complex implementation, and huge size of conventional electron beam technologies. By contrast, the AEB Emitter delivers energy efficiently in a format that is significantly less expensive and more compact in size. Conceived and developed by company founder Tovi Avnery, the AEB Emitter changes the dynamics of electron beam applications, enabling customers to use this clean energy source across a wide range of industrial applications where usage has never before been technically or economically feasible.
How We Do It
Our business model relies on forward-thinking partners who see the AEB Emitter as a catalyst for innovation within their industries. By combining their deep sector expertise with our technology, we are introducing new systems that are helping customers improve their productivity and develop new products and processes, while at the same time reducing their dependency on energy sources and chemicals that result in pollution.
Today, more than 40 customers worldwide rely on AEB Emitters to address a range of applications across sterilization, pollution abatement, curing and polymer treatment sectors. And we are just getting started. Looking to the future, we envision the use of AEB Emitters across a range of advanced applications spanning from the destruction of airborne viruses and bacteria, generation of hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles, treatment of seeds to improve yields, extension of the shelf life of food, and modification of recycled tires into high quality engineered plastics to the removal of hazardous gases, such as nitrous oxides (NOx), from fossil-fuel burning power plants. The future is unlimited.
Our vision is to enable the green factory of the future by making electron beams a pervasive industrial energy solution that reduces chemical pollution, decreases energy consumption, improves productivity and enables the development of new products. Led by an experienced team and supported bytop investors, we strive to advance this vision by leading electron beam product innovations that are economical and simple to implement and maintain while delivering the high performance and reliability needed to make electron beams a ubiquitous energy solution.
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Tweet Myron L Meters thanks Classic Southern Properties of Greer, South Carolina, owners of a new Ultrapen PT-1. ULTRAPEN PT1 Conductivity/TDS/Salinity Pen. This instrument is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include the ability to select from 3 different solution types that model the [...]
Myron L Meters thanks Classic Southern Properties of Greer, South Carolina, owners of a new Ultrapen PT-1.
- Measurement Range: 1 – 9999 µS or ppm (0.0010 – 9.999 ppt salinity)
- Accuracy (After Wet Calibration): ± 1% of reading
- Repeatability: < 1000 µS or ppm ± 1 Count = 1000 µS or ppm ± 0.3% of reading
- Resolution: Conductivity and TDS: 0.1 for 1.0 – 99.9 µS or ppm / 1 for 100 – 9999 µS or ppm
- Salinity: 0.0001 for 0.0010 – 0.0999 ppt / 0.001 for 0.100 – 9.999 ppt
- Temperature: 0.1 ºC or ºF
- Time to Reading Stabilization: 10 – 20 seconds
- Active Mode Power Consumption: 30 – 100 mA
- Sleep Mode Power Consumption: 2 µA
- Temperature Measurement Range: 0 – 71 °C or 32 – 160 °F
- Temperature Accuracy Displayed: ± 0.1 ºC or ± 0.2 ºF
- Temperature Compensation Method: Automatic to 25 ºC
- Physical Dimensions: 15.87 cm L x 1.91 cm D or 6.25 in. L x .55 in. D
- Weight: 55 g or 1.94 oz.
- Case Material: Anodized Aluminum with UV Protective Coating
- Battery Type: N type, Alkaline
- Battery Voltage: 1.5 V
- Calibration Solution Point: 1800 µS KCl; 3000 ppm 442™ (2027 ppm NaCl)
- Operating/Storage Temperature: 0 – 55ºC or 32 – 131ºFm
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Tweet INTEGRIS Grove has received its 4th Medical Quality Award from the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality for its performance in the treatment and management of pneumonia, congestive heart failure, stroke, acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), and atrial fibrillation every year that the OFMQ has offered the award. In order to be eligible for the [...]
INTEGRIS Grove has received its 4th Medical Quality Award from the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality for its performance in the treatment and management of pneumonia, congestive heart failure, stroke, acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), and atrial fibrillation every year that the OFMQ has offered the award.
In order to be eligible for the award, hospitals must demonstrate a 20 percent decrease in the failure rate or sustain a 90 percent or higher improvement rate in eight of 15 quality measures associated with treatment of selected diseases common to Medicare patients.
INTEGRIS Grove and the other INTEGRIS facilities utilize team approaches to quality improvement. They frequently volunteer to participate in additional quality efforts which enhances the learning process and significantly improves their ability to deliver quality care.
INTEGRIS Grove is committed to identifying approaches to improving patient care, from people who care.
|Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality Award||2004
2002 (OFMQ did not offer this award in 2003)
|INTEGRIS Corporate Compliance Certificate of Recognition||2004 100% Participation Employee Survey
2003 99% Participation Employee Survey
2002 97% Participation Employee Survey
Joint Commission Special Quality Awards 2004 Hospital Quality Alliance Participant
(Formerly National Voluntary Hospital Reporting Initiative) – This designates that a hospital has agreed to submit performance measures for publication on the CMS website.
Grove General Hospital Foundation
There are a variety of ways which will allow you to participate in the growth and medical excellence for INTEGRIS Grove Hospital.
- Honor or Commemorative Gifts
- Annual Giving
- Designated Gifts
- Special Events
- Planned Giving
As we plan for the future, we welcome your participation and encouragement. This is YOUR foundation whose sole purpose is to provide continuing support for advancements in YOUR community health care.
MISSION: “To encourage philanthropic giving to Grove General Hospital Foundation through implementing programs, increasing public awareness and establishing a “pattern of giving” throughout the region.”
Camp Bandage was adopted by INTEGRIS Grove Hospital in 1991. Over the years, young people have been taught various different aspects of health and safety. This program is made successful through combined efforts of nursing students from Northeastern A&M College, Grove EMS, Afton and Kansas Vo-Tech Allied Health, INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, Grove High School Key Club, Grove Police Department, Sadie the Clown, GRDA officers, Grove Area Fire Departments, Grove Area Fire Clowns, REC Crewmen, City of Grove and Grove Emergency Management Services.
KATHY ROBBINS CANCER MEMORIAL
KRCM was developed in 2001 by the Foundation to help cancer stricken patients of Delaware County with the unexpected costs of this disease.
PEOPLE IN NEED (PIN) FUND
The People In Need fund was created for those employees and patients of INTEGRIS Grove Hospital who are in dire financial need, e.g., medications, medical financial assistance etc. Criteria has to be met — and the PIN Board makes final approval.
TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES
A program that encourages teens to make healthy choices about their sexuality. Truth and Consequences is a program that focuses on sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy prevention. Although the program stresses that abstinence is the ONLY guaranteed way to completely be free of unwanted pregnancy and disease, consequences to their decisions are thoroughly discussed.
HOME HEALTH FUND
Patients of INTEGRIS Grove Hospital might need follow up care in the home upon dismissal. The Home Health Fund is designated to help those patients with financial needs.
After three recent near-death episodes in the Grand Lake area, the Foundation unanimously approved to move forward with a new campaign to purchase portable defibrillators for all public schools in Delaware County. We have placed 32 defibrillators in area schools and have trained more than 350 people in CPR. In 2003 Gov. Brad Henry presented the Foundation and INTEGRIS Grove the Community Involvement Award for fostering this program which the Foundation initiated in May 2002.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
The Grove General Hospital Foundation awards up to $10,000 annually to departments with INTEGRIS Grove that improve quality patient care. To date the Foundation has given back more than $60,000 in grant money to INTEGRIS Grove.
TO GIVE TO THE FUND
Mission: To improve the health of the people and communities we serve.
INTEGRIS Grove Hospital has always been community oriented since November 1963. If it were not for the community’s support, INTEGRIS Grove Hospital would not have opened its doors.
Today, INTEGRIS Grove Hospital continues to provide a wide variety of community outreach programs. In addition, employees of INTEGRIS Grove give thousands of hours participating on local boards and councils including, but not limited to, the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, Grove City Council, Delaware County Community Partnership, Grove Education Foundation for Excellence, Delaware County United Way and the Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network.
INTEGRIS Grove’s Health Connections coordinates all the community outreach programs. A brief summary is listed below.
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Tweet SubCom, a TE Connectivity Limited Company, is an industry leading supplier of undersea communications systems and services. The talented employees and management team in our research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, ships, and depots have produced over 490,000 kilometers of undersea cable in over 100 undersea fiber optic systems that are serving communications requirements around [...]
SubCom, a TE Connectivity Limited Company, is an industry leading supplier of undersea communications systems and services. The talented employees and management team in our research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, ships, and depots have produced over 490,000 kilometers of undersea cable in over 100 undersea fiber optic systems that are serving communications requirements around the world. Our unmatched experience means that SubCom can implement leading edge solutions and network upgrades with unsurpassed reliability that meet our customers’ needs from system conception and design to ongoing maintenance.
A typical system solution from SubCom includes:
- Network planning and system design
- Equipment design, manufacture, and integration in two major areas:
- “Wet Plant” – including the cable, repeaters (signal amplification equipment), and branching units that are deployed in the undersea portions of the network
- “Dry Plant” – including the transmission, powering, and network monitoring equipment that is located at the cable stations
- Marine and terrestrial installation and connecting cable stations
- Dry Plant equipment installation and commissioning
- Maintenance services
TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Limited company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry recognized performance, SubCom delivers the most reliable, high quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. The company designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed more than 490,000km of subsea communication cable—or enough to circle the earth more than 12 times at the equator. SubCom’s global presence, backed by industry leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide.
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Tweet Fortis Inc. is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada, serving more than 2,000,000 gas and electricity customers. Its regulated holdings include a natural gas utility in British Columbia and electric utilities in 5 Canadian provinces and 2 Caribbean countries. Fortis owns non-regulated hydroelectric generation assets across Canada and upper New York State. It [...]
Tweet The Braden Ink Company was started in 1913 by Jim Braden; and the first employee was Al Sutphin. In 1929, the name of the company was changed to Braden Sutphin Ink Company; and Al Sutphin became the President. Braden Sutphin Ink Company has operated at four different locations, beginning in 1913 on the 5th [...]
The Braden Ink Company was started in 1913 by Jim Braden; and the first employee was Al Sutphin.
In 1929, the name of the company was changed to Braden Sutphin Ink Company; and Al Sutphin became the President.
Braden Sutphin Ink Company has operated at four different locations, beginning in 1913 on the 5th floor of the Vulcan building on St. Clair Avenue, and then moving to East 22nd Street across from Wolf Envelope.
In 1937, when the Cleveland Arena was built by Al Sutphin on Euclid Avenue, the new Braden Sutphin Ink Company was erected on the same site.
In 1957, when Braden Sutphin was looking for more space, another move was made to 3650 East 93rd Street where we still remain today.
In 1974, we purchased the building on East 93rd Street. In 1978, we completed the first phase of our remodeling program, which involved a complete refurbishing of the 4,000 square feet of office space on the second floor.
In 1983, the entire building was further improved with the addition of all new shipping and warehousing facilities. Other phases of the remodeling program include enclosed bay docks to house our growing fleet of company-owned delivery vehicles.
In 1992, a new 45,000 square foot Web Heat Set and Forms ink manufacturing facility was completed in Carlisle, Ohio.
In 1998, we acquired an additional 13,000 square feet of space, which was connected to our main Cleveland facility in 2001.
In 1999, we acquired a company in Sacramento, California. Now with a presence on the West Coast we can provide service to existing customers as well as new customers. In addition, Braden Sutphin entered the water based flexographic market with the acquisition of Water Color Graphics in Philadelphia, PA.
In 2000 Roli Ink Corporation was acquired to add to our already existing presence in the water based flexographic market. Roli, with its manufacturing facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin including an automated dispensing system, will provide additional products for this growing segment of our industry.
In 2002, we acquired Inco Company, a Cleveland based company, which expands our market within the Ohio and Pennsylvania area.
Our Technical Department consists of a team of highly skilled and experienced chemists and technicians. All incoming raw materials are tested to assure that they meet our rigid pre-established requirements. And, all new products developed are researched extensively and tested thoroughly prior to their release.
Technical Service specialists are available around the clock to help solve any press related problems that may occur. Each Technical Service Representative is highly trained and skilled in ink chemistry and has a vast knowledge of pressroom conditions and variables.
With the aid of our tractor-trailers, mid-sized trucks and vans, all orders are processed and shipped without delay to provide “Better Service” to printers in all fifty states and dozens of countries worldwide.
Our Research and Development and Technical Department occupy approximately 5,000 square feet. State-of-the-art technical equipment is used to keep up with research and manufacturing technology.
We have also added over $2,000,000 in new research and manufacturing equipment in the last few years.
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Tweet Sustainability at DaVita As a healthcare services provider, DaVita faces the challenge of balancing our commitment to sustainability with our mandate to provide safe, effective patient care. While we will not compromise patient care in our quest to be greener, we aggressively pursue innovative solutions in areas where we can reduce our footprint. In 2010, we [...]
Sustainability at DaVita
As a healthcare services provider, DaVita faces the challenge of balancing our commitment to sustainability with our mandate to provide safe, effective patient care. While we will not compromise patient care in our quest to be greener, we aggressively pursue innovative solutions in areas where we can reduce our footprint.
In 2010, we formalized our dedication to environmental stewardship in our new Environmental Commitment . It sets forth DaVita’s goal of being an environmental leader in the healthcare industry by implementing programs to promote conservation, stewardship and sustainability at our more than 1,770 dialysis centers, business offices, labs, pharmacies and other facilities around the U.S.
Village Green, DaVita’s sustainability department, spearheads initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint while achieve the Village Environmental Goals.
DaVita’s Sustainability Program Highlights
Programs and Practices
- In 2011, for the third year in a row, DaVita offset 100 percent of the energy used at all of our corporate business offices by purchasing green power credits that generate a net zero increase in carbon dioxide emissions.
- By being a leader in offering dialyzer reuse, we save more than 8 million pounds of medical waste annually and help reduce our dependence on foreign oil. 95% of waste at DaVita corporate headquarters is diverted through composting and recycling programs.
- DaVita teammates around the country have started recycling and composting programs at their facilities by partnering with local entities, including one in the Phoenix area that diverts food waste from a landfill through a partnership with a local hog farm.
- DaVita offers teammates in the Denver and Tacoma offices complimentary annual passes for public transportation to encourage them to be environmentally responsible in the workplace and in their personal lives.
- DaVita executed its first solar thermal application in Scottsburg, Ind., and the DaVita data center in Tacoma, Wash., has undergone extensive retrofits to increaseefficiency in heating and cooling loads while consolidating servers to reduce energy consumption.
- We are investigating technology that would allow us to create power from our water discharge systems in the dialysis facilites that could offset auxiliary power usage, such as lighting in the parking lots.
- On Earth Day 2011, at the request of our teammates, we launched a composting program at our Lakewood, Colo., location.
- Village Green manages a Green Certification program for our clinics, led by a team of more than 800 Green Champions across the country.
- We opened the first LEED-certified dialysis center in the United States in 2010.
- The base model for new dialysis center design incorporates sustainable materials and practices throughout, including energy-efficient lighting, HVAC systems and educational components for our patients.
- We are seeking LEED® Gold certification for our new corporate headquarters in Denver.
Environmentally Conscious Procurement
- Purchasing dialysis machine cleaning supplies in bulk has reduced waste by 252,000 gallon jugs and 120,000 pounds of cardboard.
- Changing our latex glove packaging from 1,000 to 2,000 per case has saved 350,000 pounds of cardboard.
- Our copier paper contains 30 percent post-consumer materials, and our business cards, letterhead and envelopes use 100 percent post-consumer paper.
- Approximately 400 of the office and janitorial products we purchase contain recycled content.
- DaVita purchases sharps containers made of approximately 50 percent recycled plastic, keeping thousands of pounds of plastic out of hazardous waste landfills.
- Our facilities have reduced overall carbon emissions by eliminating 4,000 medical waste pickups annually. This saves more than 60,000 miles and 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel per year.
DaVita is committed to achieving the following environmental goals by 2015 (from 2011 baseline):
- Reducing energy consumption by 15%
- Decreasing business office paper consumption by 20% and operating paperless clinics
- Decreasing water consumption by 10%
- Increasing environmentally preferable procurement by 15%
- Increasing teammate (employee) awareness of sustainability initiatives by implementing one new program per year
Identifying Sustainable Suppliers
When evaluating potential vendors, we ask if they do the following:
- Reduce packaging, energy consumption and waste in manufacturing and distribution processes.
- Promote the use of alternative forms of energy and reduce their overall carbon footprint.
- Audit their suppliers’ social awareness efforts.
- Ensure safe and legal labor conditions in their own and their suppliers’ manufacturing plants.
- Contribute to the local community where the products are manufactured.
- We have a comprehensive recovery program for all end-of-life IT products to ensureelectronic waste disposal complies with all EPA, R2 and e-Stewards standards. We partner with a company that securely removes all data and places the components back into the market without ever sending a piece of electronics overseas for disposal. DaVita offers cellular phone recycling and toner and inkjet cartridge recycling at all locations.
- Participation in these programs generates donations for charitable organizations supporting awareness for kidney disease. In 2010, this raised more than $9,000 for The Kidney TRUST.
Innovating Sustainable Practices
- We are partnering with Waste Management and Becton Dickinson to explore new technology that will turn medical waste into reusable plastic. The pilot program started in 2011 at 106 Southern California facilities. Sharps containers and their contents will be processed through the new technology, and the plastic will be cleaned, separated, recycled and ultimately made into new products. This program has to potential to divert up about 300,000 pounds of waste from the landfill into the recycling process.
- Demonstrating DaVita’s commitment to innovation around sustainable healthcare, in 2011 we began piloting the use of the same technology to recycle dialyzers. For the first time ever, dialyzers will also run through the new technology in an attempt to mine out the plastic for recycling. We have high hopes that dialyzer recycle pilot will be successful.
- DaVita complies with all applicable local, state, and federal environmental regulations.
- DaVita meets and/or exceeds the sustainable healthcare standards set forth by Practice Green Healthcare and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- While ISO 14001 is seen as the premier system in regulating environmental management systems, the certification process lacks flexibility and therefore is not easily adaptable to the uniquely disperse operations of the DaVita Village. DaVita’s sustainability manager, who leads Village Green, has extensive experience with the ISO 14001 certification process, having completed multiple annual audits – all with zero non-conformances.
- DaVita ensures the guiding principles of the certification process (program implementation, program documentation, annual goals, annual audit, and continual process improvement) are woven throughout the Village Green programs.
- DaVita is the only kidney care company recognized by the EPA for its sustainability initiatives.
- DaVita is a member of the Business Roundtable’s Sustainable Growth and Climate RESOLVE initiatives to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions within our industry.
- DaVita was one of only three facilities to receive the 2011 Green Leadership Awardfrom BD for implementing innovative programs to reduce the environmental impact of the healthcare industry.
The momentum around DaVita’s Village-wide sustainability efforts has inspired teammates to post on the Eureka! forum (an internal online message board) such ideas as turning off lights for one hour, installing energy efficient lighting on motion sensors, using water-saving faucets and participating in local park-rehabilitation projects. More than 320 dialysis centers participated in a competition to reduce energy consumption.
DaVita will continue to be committed to promoting environmental sustainability through educational outreach, implementation of green policies and procedures, and transparent reporting of environmental metrics while maintaining service excellence and industry-leading clinical outcomes for our patients.
- We are expanding our sustainability initiatives in 2012. In May 2011, more than 2,500 teammates at our annual Nationwide Meeting voted on DaVita’s top five environmental goals, which we will be finalizing in the coming months.
- We are entering into national agreements with large solid waste disposal vendors serving approximately 400 DaVita facilities. Through these relationships, we hope toimplement more recycling across the Village.
- We are replacing 8-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer with 12-ounce bottles, reducing the total number of bottles used by 62,000, or 3,900 pounds of plastic.
Our business decisions must support the best interest of the patient while accepting and acknowledging responsibility for our environmental impact. By balancing the two, we can give life to both.
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Tweet Primo Water Corporation was started in 2004 by Billy Prim, a successful entrepreneur and the founder of Blue Rhino, the market leader in propane grill cylinder exchange with over 29,000 retail locations in 49 states. Using the Blue Rhino model, Billy created Primo Water as a way to offer consumers both top quality in-home [...]
Primo Water Corporation was started in 2004 by Billy Prim, a successful entrepreneur and the founder of Blue Rhino, the market leader in propane grill cylinder exchange with over 29,000 retail locations in 49 states. Using the Blue Rhino model, Billy created Primo Water as a way to offer consumers both top quality in-home water dispensers and clean, purified water using an exchange process that does not create the waste produced by single-use bottles.Today the company produces the top-selling line of water dispensers in the United States, selling both traditional top-loading dispensers and innovative bottom-loading bottle dispensers at retail locations nationwide as well as online. Primo Water is bottled locally at over 60 locations nationwide using a 9-stage purification process. All Primo Water is injected with a proprietary mixture of minerals to give it a unique taste that is preferred by 3 out of 4 consumers tested. Primo bottled water and the Primo exchange service are available at retail locations nationwide—and we’re adding more every day! Primo Water Corporation is an environmentally and ethically responsible company dedicated to producing products that will help improve people’s lives, their health, and their world. Our goal is to make Primo appliances and water available to everyone who can benefit from having our products in their home.
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Tweet Freelander® Rose Collection from Kordes® Roses available from Greenheart Farms November 2011 ARROYO GRANDE, CA — Greenheart Farms is the only liner producer of the Freelander® Rose Collection in the United States. Freelander® Roses, bred by Kordes® Roses, are a collection of commercial cut flowers that have the appeal of garden roses. They have [...]
Freelander® Rose Collection from Kordes® Roses available from Greenheart Farms
ARROYO GRANDE, CA — Greenheart Farms is the only liner producer of the Freelander® Rose Collection in the United States. Freelander® Roses, bred by Kordes® Roses, are a collection of commercial cut flowers that have the appeal of garden roses. They have been selected for the ease of growing outdoors or in simple greenhouse structures, as well as showcasing the unique appeal of a garden rose.
The Freelander® Rose collection consists of four unique and different groupings as well as two new collections that will be trialed. These four groupings consist of elegant, multi-stemmed nostalgic garden roses, as well as traditional hybrid tea roses that come in a wide range…read more
Greenheart Farms® Earns VeriFlora® Certification
First certified horticultural operation dedicated to vegetable transplants production
ARROYO GRANDE, CA – Greenheart Farms® announced that it has met the stringent requirements to earn VeriFlora® certification for sustainability in the growing process. Recognized as the gold-standard in the floriculture and horticulture industries, VeriFlora® certification requires growers to meet strict sustainable agriculture standards including water conservation, energy efficiency, ecosystem protection, and integrated waste management. In addition, growers must comply with fair labor practices that ensure a safe, equitable and healthy work environment, and industry-leading product quality requirements. Greenheart is also the first horticultural operation dedicated to vegetable transplants production to become VeriFlora® Certified.
VeriFlora certification is conducted by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a global third-party certifier of environmental, sustainability and agricultural product quality claims. This independent certification process involves read more
Greenheart adds Schoneveld Genetics to its cyclamen lineup
New for Greenheart! Starting in July, Greenheart® will offer cyclamen varieties from Schoneveld. In recent years, our customers have been asking for Schoneveld genetics so we felt it was important to include them in our offerings. These varieties will be available as grown to order. Schoneveld is known for such series as Jive™ and Super Serie®, including XL, Allure, and Picasso. This addition is a great compliment to our full series selections from Syngenta Flowers-Goldsmith Seeds and Morel, including the new 2012 varieties.
Greenheart Farms specializes in disease-free liners and pre-finished cyclamen and is here to help make your growing experience successful.
Highlights from 2011 Spring Trials
by Kevin Yanik, Greenhouse Grower – March, 2011
New marketing ideas Greenheart Farms has developed for 2012 should get consumers excited about roses in their gardens, on their patios and in their homes.
Roses are about to get a lot more fun.
Greenheart Farms is ratcheting up its marketing a few notches for its My Bouquet,Garden Treasures and Table to Garden lines. Layci Gragnani, the ornamental marketing and sales director for Greenheart, spent much of last year designing programs to make its roses more saleable.
“Before, retailers didn’t know how to sell these programs,” says Bill DeVor, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer.
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Tweet About us Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, [...]
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.
Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman has approximately
12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2010 revenues of over $9 billion.
Message from the Founder and Chairman
This year, the Huntsman family celebrates forty years in the chemical industry. Four decades ago, in 1970, we founded Huntsman Container Corporation. We had no idea then that our fledgling packaging business would evolve into what has become one of the world’s largest chemical companies. Through a series of strategic acquisitions, joint ventures and carefully planned internal expansions, our operating companies today produce 33 billion pounds of products for a variety of global businesses, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, textiles, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.
Our success is due, in large measure, to the thousands of associates who work in our facilities around the world to manufacture the chemical industry’s highest quality products.
We have been most fortunate to build a company of this magnitude, and it is our duty and privilege to give back to society. Through our humanitarian initiatives, we have helped to provide food and housing to the hungry and homeless around the world; we have funded education for those who otherwise would not have been able to attend school.
Most importantly, our dream of establishing a world class cancer research and treatment center has been realized. The Huntsman Cancer Institute and Hospitals represents our purpose in life, and our ultimate goal will have been achieved when the most challenging forms of cancer have been eradicated. Our family will continue to serve as the principal benefactors and fundraisers for the Huntsman Cancer Institute in the quest to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure cancer.
Jon M. Huntsman
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