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Q: It sounds like the races is on?
A: That is very true. We are sprinting into spring with big floral shipping weeksback to back – Easter/Passover, Administrative Professional’s Day and…thereally big show…Mother’s Day. Our teams are hard at work preparing.
Q: What exactly are they doing? A: Everything, everywhere and all the time for the next few months. It truly is ateam effort to get all of our flowers and greens harvested, hydrated, transportedto our grading and assembly facilities, made into bouquets, packed, pre-cooledand shipped out the door in record time. We have featured some of ourdepartments who discuss their portion of the big picture.
Todd Thornton, Our Master Grower Reports:
I am working hard to complete our spring crops which I have been working onsince July 2018. Our Sunflowers, Ranunculus, Canterbury Bells, GypsyDianthus, and Larkspur (even after a very challenging winter of rain and darkweather) are really looking good going into the Spring Sprint. Our selection ofmicroclimate and variety choices have paid off and crops are on time. Ourspring crops are in full swing and all that is needed is it to be carefullyharvested and sent out to satisfy our customers.Our Ranunculus are ready for the final sprint!
We thought you would enjoy this picture of a heart-shaped Sunflower.
Delia Mercado, H.R. Manager Reports:
Since January, the HR Team has prepared for “The Spring Sprint” with our coreteam of 300 team members from our two grading, assembly, and packingfacilities in California and Mexico. An additional 50 employees have beenrecruited to ensure coverage for the high demand in production for the chain ofupcoming holidays. Our team is geared with the tools they need and will focuson cross-training in various areas to insure support from all departments. As“team mom”, I make myself accessible to support our team whenever the needarises. In addition, snacks and dinners are planned out for the long days tokeep everyone fueled, happy, and healthy. Here at DG, we are a strong,prepared and committed to bring smiles to millions and we have the pictures to prove it!
Quality Control Team – Gringo North
Quality Control Team – Gringo South
Jorge bundled up in our shipping cooler. (Note the piece of pizza).
Esperanza, second from the left, QC Lead at Gringo North doing training atGringo South to Veronica, Elba and Ricardo who is QC Lead at Gringo South.
Aide with our beautiful Sunflowers.
Carmen and Domitila smile above our Campanula.