In today’s rapid fire economy it feels like corporate lifespans are getting shorter and shorter which is why we’re so pleased that two longstanding Kent corporate icons (Davey Tree and Ametek) choose to stay in Kent and anchor the new downtown redevelopment.
Another of Kent’s shining coroporate stars is Smithers-Oasis and I was thrilled to be invited to a groundbreaking at their Kent research facility for their new research lab that will be the headquarters for their OASIS® Grower Solutions Division.
Smithers-Oasis was green before green was hip.
In their words, Smithers-Oasis has been the brand choice of leading propagators for more than 40 years and is the leading manufacturer of products for the floral industry. The company’s roots trace back to 1954 with the invention of water-absorbing foam that revolutionized floral design – OASIS® Brand Floral Foam. Today, the company serves the floral, craft and commercial greenhouse markets by offering the most trusted name in foam products.
Here’s the official announcement of the new Kent facility from Smithers-Oasis: