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Pana Plant Expansion
Grower Talks covered the expansion of the new Pana manufacturing facility in December. Craig Kaiser, VP of Operations said: “The new machinery that we have added is not just for increased production, but it is in pursuit of continuing goal to always give our customers a high- quality structure.”
Posted on 1/9/2013

Energy Efficiency in the Greenhouse
Jeff Warschauer walks us through the efficient use of energy in a greenhouse. Jeff takes us from ventilation to shade and energy curtains, heating, controls and our changing uses and requirements. Read the article that Jeff authored for the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association for their July/August 2011 newsletter.
Posted on 5/20/2012 7:42:00 PM

Why We Must Cultivate New Customers
Two days in August a select group of growers, industry suppliers and allied representatives were gathered by Greenhouse Grower for a roundtable meeting that they called the Grow Summit. They talked about and presented solutions to put the floriculture industry into a position of long-term profitable growth. One of the key priorities was to Cultivate New Customers. This is an article by Jeff Warschauer, our Vice President of Sales that he wrote for the Grow Initiative in December 2011. One of the important points that he makes is that we must convert consumers to customers.
Posted on 5/20/2012 7:36:00 PM

The Keys To Long Term Profitability
For the May issue of Greenhouse Grower, Jeff Warschauer discusses his suggestions for long-term profitability based on what he sees in our industry. This article is also written for the GG Grow Initiative. Jeff suggests that Flexibility and Agility are the keys to achieving that profitability.
Posted on 5/20/2012 7:35:00 PM

Produce Growers - How To Work with Garden Centers
Jeff Warschauer discusses in the new magazine Produce Grower in February 2010, the ways to keep the motivation up for end consumers who want to grow a garden. He discusses how to incorporate produce sales into your garden center and how to better market that product.
Posted on 5/20/2012

Building Improvements Into Your Structure
Jeff Warschauer discusses the trends and changes in our growing world in such areas as retrofitting using different types of vents and designing and building utility houses. The GPN Structures article gives growers some insights into the requirements from local municipalities and how Nexus can help with those issues.
Posted on 11/8/2011

Think Food
The April issue of Lawn and Garden Retailer featured an article written by Jeff Warschauer about the opportunities for retailers to supplement their existing products with food products and things to eat. Jeff examines how “today’s food trends – local, sustainable, organic, pesticide-free, humanely grown, home-made, and fresh – are a natural fit with retail garden centers, creating opportunities for incremental seasonal sales and reinforcing customer interest throughout the year.”
Posted on 11/1/2011

How To Cut Costs and Improve Energy Efficiency
The Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association asked Jeff Warschauer to talk about efficiencies of cost and energy in the July/August issue of their magazine. Don’t miss Jeff’s thoughts on ventilation, shade and energy curtains, heating, controls, etc. Advances in greenhouse design make it easier to manage costs and improve performance.
Posted on 10/8/2011

Building Codes
The National Greenhouse Manufacturer’s Association is focused on writing standards specific to greenhouses and assisting the proper authorities to ensure these structures are understood and treated correctly. This article in the July 2010 issue of Greenhouse Management and Production is authored by Craig Humphrey, Vice-President of Engineering for Nexus and the chairman of the Structures Committee of the NGMA. “Municipalities and other government entities are seeking to generate additional revenue through the enforcement of building codes that previously had exempted construction projects like greenhouses”.
Posted on 7/2/2010

Retail Display - Fixture Options
Evan Sharples, design engineer for Nexus tells about the many options that retailers have for displays and fixtures in their garden centers. The September 2009 issue of GPN walks you through the history of displays and the current available options. “Keeping plant material watered and looking good can be incredibly time consuming for grower/retailer staff members who could be helping customers in the meantime”. The Nexus self watering benches offer timely solutions to retailers looking for ways to sell more economically.
Posted on 9/2/2009

Retail Reliability
Today’s Garden Center’s July 2009 issue announces the introduction of a new line of self-watering benches that will save retailers money and provide uniform watering to plants. Nexus has always been in the business of benches, but now there is a bench designed specifically to meet the needs of retailers. Evan Sharples, design and operations engineer at Nexus said: “We saw a need to allow the customer to start to save money on their shrink and extensive amount of labor that is incurred to water those plants. So we wanted to design a product using technologies in the growing environment – capillary mats, and ebb and flood – integrated into a retail friendly product”.
Posted on 7/2/2009

Warschauer's Conversion TIps
In the On-line version of Greenhouse Grower, June 2009, Jeff Warschauer, Vice President of Sales for Nexus, wrote the ten factors that growers should consider before converting production facilities to retail. If this is one of the things that you are considering, make sure you take a look.
Posted on 6/4/2009

Cost of Lost Opportunity
In answer to question number 3, Jeff Warschauer, VP Sales Nexus explains the time-value cost of waiting to invest. This article in Today’s Garden Center talks about the high cost of lost opportunity. “Procrastination is the thief of time and money”. – Unknown
Posted on 11/1/2008

Winterize Your Greenhouse
Jeff Warschauer, VP Sales and Craig Humphrey, VP Engineering for Nexus team up to offer suggestions on what you should do to winterize your greenhouse. Read the Greenhouse Grower article and make sure that your greenhouses are ready for the changes in temperature.
Posted on 10/1/2008

Putting the Green in Greenhouse
Greenhouse manufacturers make their structures more energy and cost-efficient for growers. Read what Craig Humphrey, VP Engineering for Nexus has to say about the green design movement and how it affects greenhouses. The article in American Nurseryman discusses a variety of views.
Posted on 6/1/2008

How Long Is Long?
When investing in your new facility, how far out should you begin planning? Read the June 2007 article "How Long Is Long?" in GrowerTalks magazine and see what Craig Humphrey, Nexus Vice President of Engineering has to say.
Posted on 6/1/2007

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