Bottom Row (L to R)Lesley Hernandez, Rachel Wright, Sharon Cobb, Dr. Robert HartmanTop Row (Lto R)Rob Hartman, Jimmy Lipscomb;Clay Wallace
Accounting: Rachel Wright extension: 205CEO: Dr. Robert HartmanFarm Manager: Gary HendersonGrower: Clay Wallace extension: 214Logistics: Jimmy Lipscomb extension: 204Assistant Logistics: Sharon Cobb extension: 215Retail Sales: Lesley Hernandez extension: 207Warehouse Supervisor: Rob Hartman extension: 203
Jack Hendry left company to continue with his own business – Hendry Caladiums
30K Certified Tissue Culture stock plants (3rd Shipment) planted at Smoak’s 9-mile grade site, Zolfo Springs, FL (second Smoak lease)
8 Acres at Gary Henderson’s (Wauchula, FL)
50 Acres raised plastic mulch beds on sand production+50 acres open sand production – Smoak, Zolfo Springs, FL
55 A Roger’s – Avon Park, Sand
100 A Dennis Coulter’s – Avon Park, Muck
Developed contract producer in Costa Rica (3A)
Developed prototype precision seed cutter with SK Design
Built second sand digger, began using potato chain bulb lifter
Experimenting with various alternative to Methyl Bromide Fumigants. Continues past 2021.
Built a permanent bulb Washer at Smoak’s (Gary’s design and fabrication).
Designed and began using white box with CCL trademarked logo and slogan on it. Heretofore the industry standard was generic brown boxes and printing with nothing indicating the supplier.
SR 70 Warehouse
Put into practice collapsible wall drying and curing tunnels for part of the crop
New Variety Developments
Continued breeding and selection processes