Flower growing industry donates bouquets for front line workers to say thanks

Community Apr 01, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Koen Pack Canada CEO and former Dundas resident Marco Zwaan said the flower and plant growing industry is among those businesses facing a very tough year due to the coronavirus crisis.

Koen Pack, now based in Beamsville after relocating from Stoney Creek, produces packaging and containers for plants and flowers across North America. However, growers are already having to throw out product they just can’t sell — even as the normally very busy Easter season approaches.

“The floral industry has been hit hard,” Zwaan said. “There are a lot of growers trying to make something positive out of this.”

Some producers are now donating products they can’t sell to front line workers — like long-term care staff, nurses and doctors — to thank them for their ongoing service during a difficult time.

On March 31, Zwaan and Prins Grow of Jordan donated 400 bouquets to staff at Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre.

“They never get positive attention, while they also run a risk of getting infected every day,” Zwaan said.

Flower growing industry donates bouquets for front line workers to say thanks

Grower and packager partner to recognize corrections staff

Community Apr 01, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Koen Pack Canada CEO and former Dundas resident Marco Zwaan said the flower and plant growing industry is among those businesses facing a very tough year due to the coronavirus crisis.

Koen Pack, now based in Beamsville after relocating from Stoney Creek, produces packaging and containers for plants and flowers across North America. However, growers are already having to throw out product they just can’t sell — even as the normally very busy Easter season approaches.

“The floral industry has been hit hard,” Zwaan said. “There are a lot of growers trying to make something positive out of this.”

Some producers are now donating products they can’t sell to front line workers — like long-term care staff, nurses and doctors — to thank them for their ongoing service during a difficult time.

On March 31, Zwaan and Prins Grow of Jordan donated 400 bouquets to staff at Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre.

“They never get positive attention, while they also run a risk of getting infected every day,” Zwaan said.

Flower growing industry donates bouquets for front line workers to say thanks

Grower and packager partner to recognize corrections staff

Community Apr 01, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Koen Pack Canada CEO and former Dundas resident Marco Zwaan said the flower and plant growing industry is among those businesses facing a very tough year due to the coronavirus crisis.

Koen Pack, now based in Beamsville after relocating from Stoney Creek, produces packaging and containers for plants and flowers across North America. However, growers are already having to throw out product they just can’t sell — even as the normally very busy Easter season approaches.

“The floral industry has been hit hard,” Zwaan said. “There are a lot of growers trying to make something positive out of this.”

Some producers are now donating products they can’t sell to front line workers — like long-term care staff, nurses and doctors — to thank them for their ongoing service during a difficult time.

On March 31, Zwaan and Prins Grow of Jordan donated 400 bouquets to staff at Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre.

“They never get positive attention, while they also run a risk of getting infected every day,” Zwaan said.