June 2024 - 10

MANAGEMENT
ALL-IN-ONE
INSTALLATION
Solutions for your
horticulture labor needs
BY SEAN SHACKLETON
N
ationally known, Griffin Greenhouse Supplies is
responding to a significant surge in requests for
turnkey installation services. As a single source
horticultural supplier, Griffin partners with installers,
such as JHS Group, to provide customer support.
" As Griffin's principal turnkey installer, JHS Group offers
an unwavering commitment with a highly proficient team
of over 73 specialists distributed throughout the U.S.,
with a primary focus on successful project execution. As
a woman and minority owned business with native roots,
the JHS Group has fostered a unique alliance with Griffin,
with recognition for inventive methodology in personalizing
greenhouses beyond conventional architecture, " said Janet
Tso-Shushan, chief executive officer for JHS Group.
Griffin delivers a complete turnkey solution for
construction services, steering the project from start to
finish. This strategic approach is founded on nationwide
technical relationships and allows customers to focus on
their primary business activities and revenue generation.
PROBLEM SOLVING
What is most notable in greenhouse construction today?
The issue at hand pertains to the scarcity of skilled labor,
particularly the challenge in seeking highly trained teams
specializing in greenhouse operations.
Offering turnkey solutions for construction labor within
horticulture stems from several factors including:
Specialized experts. Horticultural construction is
a specialized domain demanding specific knowledge
and expertise. It encompasses activities like erecting
greenhouses, implementing irrigation systems and
harmonizing all utility service connections. Skilled labor
and project workflow are paramount to the precision and
efficiency of these projects.
Seasonal workforce. Engaging in greenhouse construction
projects often involves fluctuating labor demands, typically
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GETTING STARTED
WITH H-2A
If you are ready to get started in the H-2A program,
Emily Morris, business development and marketing
coordinator at másLabor, recommends completing the
following steps:
CONDUCT A NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Review your business projections and historic payroll
to assess your needs for the upcoming season. This
will help determine when workers are most needed
and how many you'll need to satisfy your labor
needs. It will also better position you to respond to
any pushback or scrutiny from the U.S. Department
of Labor (DOL) during the application process.
SECURE HOUSING
Worker housing is usually the first hurdle that
new H-2A program users must clear. Locating and
securing appropriate housing will help avoid costly
delays later in the process.
HIRE A PROFESSIONAL
Consult with a reputable, experienced attorney
or agent (like másLabor). A good agent will help
navigate the multi-stage approval process and serve
as an on-call expert and compliance resource for
your HR team.
WRAPPING IT UP
Embarking on the H-2A journey is a serious
commitment that can pay off if done right. If you're
willing to invest the time and resources, and are
prepared to play by the book, the benefits can be
game changing. It's not just about filling labor
gaps; it's about enhancing your entire operation
for sustainable growth. The key is to start planning
now because success in the H-2A program is a
marathon, not a sprint.
For more information,
visit maslabor.com.
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June 2024

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of June 2024

Table of Contents
Editor's Report | Labor updates
Legislation | Tackling ag labor
Management | All-in-one installation
Labor | Labor survey report
Labor | New H-2A worker protections will start this year
CAST 2024 | CAST crazes of 2024
Pest & Disease Management | Start clean, stay clean
Biologicals | Plant health and biologicals
Dr. Bugs | Biological control agent of Western flower thrips
Forty Under 40 Perspectives | Remote Sales success
Culture Report | Sparkling new Princettia varieties
Duets | Plant pathology perspective from floriculture royalty
AmericanHort | Dive deeper and gain an edge
Product Marketplace
Industry News
Classifieds/Ad Index
June 2024 - 1
June 2024 - 2
June 2024 - Table of Contents
June 2024 - Editor's Report | Labor updates
June 2024 - 5
June 2024 - 6
June 2024 - 7
June 2024 - Legislation | Tackling ag labor
June 2024 - 9
June 2024 - Management | All-in-one installation
June 2024 - 11
June 2024 - 12
June 2024 - 13
June 2024 - Labor | Labor survey report
June 2024 - 15
June 2024 - Labor | New H-2A worker protections will start this year
June 2024 - 17
June 2024 - CAST 2024 | CAST crazes of 2024
June 2024 - 19
June 2024 - 20
June 2024 - 21
June 2024 - 22
June 2024 - 23
June 2024 - Pest & Disease Management | Start clean, stay clean
June 2024 - 25
June 2024 - Biologicals | Plant health and biologicals
June 2024 - 27
June 2024 - 28
June 2024 - 29
June 2024 - Dr. Bugs | Biological control agent of Western flower thrips
June 2024 - 31
June 2024 - Forty Under 40 Perspectives | Remote Sales success
June 2024 - 33
June 2024 - Culture Report | Sparkling new Princettia varieties
June 2024 - 35
June 2024 - 36
June 2024 - 37
June 2024 - Duets | Plant pathology perspective from floriculture royalty
June 2024 - 39
June 2024 - 40
June 2024 - 41
June 2024 - AmericanHort | Dive deeper and gain an edge
June 2024 - 43
June 2024 - Product Marketplace
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June 2024 - 46
June 2024 - 47
June 2024 - Industry News
June 2024 - 49
June 2024 - Classifieds/Ad Index
June 2024 - 51
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