Bukowski Joins Pacific Plug & Liner
Grower Hank Bukowski, who has been with Kube-Pak in Allentown, N.J., for 20 years, is moving to California this month as he becomes general manager of Pacific Plug & Liner (PP&L) in Watsonville. PP&L is a division of Smith Gardens in Bellingham, Wash. In addition to specializing in innovative young plants, PP&L hosts the Agrexco Group of Israeli breeders and cuttings producers during the California Spring Trials each spring. At Kube-Pak, Bukowski was an industry leader as head grower, active in industry associations, education and supporting university research programs. He was the one who inspired us at Greenhouse Grower to create a new award recognizing head growers, when he was a finalist for Grower of the Year in 2009.