2016 Top 100 Growers: Van Wingerden International Inc. (No. 48)

2016 Top 100 Growers: Van Wingerden International Inc. (No. 48)

Operation Name: Van Wingerden International Inc.

City/State: Mills River, N.C.

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Environmentally controlled square footage: 1,450,548

Shade acreage: 0 acres

Field acreage: 12 acres

Crops:
Ornamental bedding plants: 65 percent
Flowering potted plants: 35 percent

Customers:
Home improvement chains: 46 percent
Mass merchandisers: 23 percent
Supermarket chains: 23 percent
Other growers: 8 percent