Travelogue: IPPS International Tour Day Five

Day 5 of our horticultural trek across the Gulf Coast was filled with interesting stops.

We arrived at Flowerwood Nursery’s location in Loxley, AL to the welcome of Jim Van Antwerp.  Flowerwood may be best known for their production of Encore azaleas, and there semis are often seen on interstates across the USA!

Jim welcomes the group to Flowerwood.
Jim welcomes the group to Flowerwood.

 

Clive Larkman (Australia Region and Ben Gregory (Great Britain) discuss propagation at Flowerwood Nursery.
Clive Larkman (Australia Region and Ben Gregory (Great Britain) discuss propagation at Flowerwood Nursery.

Flowerwood uses a LEAN Flow model to increase efficiency of its operations.  One way to increase efficiency is to reduce down time….with the use of ROBOTS!

Robots never call in sick!
Robots never call in sick!

 


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