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and vendors,” Rick Hyslip, president of        lineup included long-time favorites along      also gathered in the Dosatron booth to learn
Griffin, explained. “We’re looking forward to  with new topics to inform and inspire.         about the dangers of water hammer and how
calling it our Massachusetts Expo home for                                                    to prevent it.
years to come.”                                Returning seminars included “Hot Topics in
                                               Pest Control,” an overview of new pesticide    As more growers get involved in controlled-
One month later, the Griffin Expo rolled       products led by GGSPro Technical Services      environment agriculture (CEA) or consider
into the Lancaster County Convention           Manager Rick Yates and “Meet Your Future       adding CEA to their production mix, we’ve
Center, in Lancaster, on September 27-         Favorites: New Varieties for 2017-2018,”       responded with additional products and
28. The convention center has hosted our       presented by Griffin Business Manager          vendors at the Expos to support this
Pennsylvania Expo since 2014.                  Jeanne Svob. HC Companies was also             segment. Expo attendees could engage
                                               back to share their annual look at new         directly with manufacturers of benching
Inside both shows, attendees found old         container designs for growers and retailers.   systems, lighting, growing media and
favorites and exciting new opportunities.                                                     other CEA-centric products. The Griffin
                                               The Expo seminar program covered new           CEA team was also on-hand to share best
Profit Parkway was a new addition to our       ground, too. By popular demand, Rick           practices and troubleshoot production
Expos in 2016 — an area of eye-catching        Yates delivered a second talk – a deep dive    challenges.
pallet programs and other retail-ready         on foliar disease prevention and control,
displays at unbeatable prices. This familiar   which gave Expo attendees an extra             The 2017 Griffin Expos were our biggest and
concept was back this year, freshly expanded   opportunity to earn pesticide recertification  most diverse yet! We offer sincere thanks to
with new succulent and terrarium products,     credits. Griffin Retail Education Manager      everyone who joined us at this year’s shows.
among other options to help IGCs expand        John Johnston shared custom looks in           We look forward to serving you throughout
their product range and drive add-on sales.    containers, planting vessels and more to       the 2017-2018 season, and hope to see you
                                               help IGCs differentiate in the important       again at next year’s Expos!
Big ideas flow at the Expos through our        container-gardening category. Attendees
educational sessions. This year’s seminar
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