Big Grower March 2019 - 3

COVER STORY
WHEN OPPORTUNITY
KNOX ...
AT A GLANCE
By staying nimble and agile, Knox
Horticulture in Winter Garden, Florida,
continues to grow and meet the new
challenges and opportunities the
industry has to offer.
BY TIM HODSON
O
ver the nearly 60 years that Knox Horticulture has been in existence,
the company has grown from a mist box to grow cuttings for home
use to acres and acres of greenhouses that produce more than 150
million plants (plugs, liners and finished product) for growers across the
country.
Today, the company that Jim and Nadine Knox founded in 1962
continues to grow and take advantage of new opportunities thanks to a
diverse product offering, superior customer service, the use of automation
and technology, and providing a family atmosphere for its employees.
Big Grower paid a visit to Winter Garden, Florida, in late January, to talk
to Bruce Knox, president, and Steve Mullen, general manager, and learn
how the bedding plant producer has evolved over the years and what it is
doing today.
FROM THE PATIO TO THE ORANGE GROVES
" This company started as a hobby in my parents' backyard in a 4-by-8-foot
mist box, " says Bruce Knox.
Year Founded:
1962
Location:
Winter Garden Florida
Key Management:
Bruce Knox, president; Steve Mullen, general manager;
Mary Zubrod-Pinkham, production manager; Greg Grothe,
head grower-young plants; Chris Seefeldt, special projects
manager; Daisy Ramos, production, coordinator for vegetative
program; Stephen Weichsel, customer service manager-young
plants; Eric Claiborne, senior software developer
Number of Employees:
Approximately 165
Production Space:
25 acres
Number of Plants Produced Annually:
150 million
Website:
www.knoxhort.com
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