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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   Returning seminars included “Hot Topics in   to prevent it.
         years to come.”
                                             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
         favorites and exciting new opportunities.  container designs for growers and retailers.  systems, lighting, growing media and
                                             The Expo seminar program covered new   other CEA-centric products. The Griffin
         Profit Parkway was a new addition to our                                CEA team was also on-hand to share best
         Expos in 2016 — an area of eye-catching   ground, too. By popular demand, Rick   practices and troubleshoot production
         pallet programs and other retail-ready   Yates delivered a second talk – a deep dive   challenges.
         displays at unbeatable prices. This familiar   on foliar disease prevention and control,
         concept was back this year, freshly expanded   which gave Expo attendees an extra   The 2017 Griffin Expos were our biggest and
         with new succulent and terrarium products,   opportunity to earn pesticide recertification   most diverse yet! We offer sincere thanks to
         among other options to help IGCs expand   credits. Griffin Retail Education Manager   everyone who joined us at this year’s shows.
         their product range and drive add-on sales.   John Johnston shared custom looks in   We look forward to serving you throughout
                                             containers, planting vessels and more to   the 2017-2018 season, and hope to see you
         Big  ideas  flow  at  the  Expos  through  our   help IGCs differentiate in the important   again at next year’s Expos!
         educational sessions. This year’s seminar   container-gardening category. Attendees
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