Green Circle Growers Will Better Serve U.S. Customers with Ohio Expansion

The company, which focuses on sustainable growing practices, will also invest in state-of-the-art grow technology
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Company Name: Green Circle Growers, Inc.
Location: Oberlin
Industry Sector: Food and Agribusiness
Company Profile: Green Circle Growers is primarily engaged in producing ornamental plants and other nursery products.  With 110 acres “under glass,” the company is one of the most significant wholesale greenhouse operations in the U.S.
Company Website: www.greencirclegrowers.com

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: Expansion
  • Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 250
    • Jobs retained: 900+
  • Capital Investment: $125,000,000

Company Need:

The indoor farming market is experiencing a significant consolidation as larger greenhouses can serve large retail at a national level.  Rooted outside the City of Oberlin for more than 50 years, the family-owned Green Circle Growers sought to expand to accommodate the rising demand for ornamental plants and other nursery products.

Testimonial:

“Not only are we expanding our facilities and growing capabilities by 30 acres, but we also are growing our team. The expansion is designed to drive sales through an improved customer experience and accommodate the company’s vision to ‘have a Green Circle Growers plant in the line of sight of every consumer in North America.’ The jobs created by this initiative include many at the executive level, including a mix of operations, I.T., senior leadership, administrative, management, and more.”
-C.J. van Wingerden, co-chief executive officer, Green Circle Growers

Why Ohio?

Green Circle Growers will grow its location in Oberlin, where it currently conducts all significant functions at this location, including headquarters, administration, production, supply chain, and logistics.

A top employer in Lorain County, Green Circle Growers relies heavily on the Northeast Ohio Region’s talented workforce. As a leading provider of indoor plants for major retailers, the company also depends on the region’s favorable logistics.

With its agrarian history and numerous colleges and universities offering agricultural programs and degrees, Ohio has all talent levels, from entry-level workers to management-level executives, ready to help companies reach success. Ohio’s central location and multiple transportation options also offer efficient, cost-effective ways to obtain raw materials, produce goods, and deliver food to market.

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Collaborators:

JobsOhio, Team NEO, Lorain County Community Development, and the Ohio Department of Development