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Green City Growers – Cleveland, OH

Deep Water culture This was my first greenhouse construction project I was assigned at Rough Brothers. This combination of A-Frame head house and Poly Arch production range took up a four acre footprint. It employed a vast hydroponic field sectioned into 13 lagoons. The hydroponic method employed at this location is referred to as Deep […]

Plant Lighting Explained

The 150w high pressure sodium (HPS) fixture illuminating the tree below keeps it healthy and growing. These HPS lights are used throughout the commercial horticulture industry because of their efficiency in regards to how many lumens are emitted per watt of input. This is explained in the diagram below which you may find on the […]

Rough Brothers Executive and Industry Leader Al Reilly Passes

Al Reilly

Longtime Rough Brothers executive and greenhouse industry leader Albert (“Al”) Reilly passed away Thursday, October 17. Al Reilly was a key figure in the greenhouse and garden center industry for more than three decades, leading Rough Brothers from a small greenhouse structure repair company to the largest greenhouse manufacturer in North America. In addition to […]

RBI (Rough Brothers, Inc.) Supports Ronald McDonald House

“Coney & Bake Sale” Thursday – 10/17/13 What time?      Noon – 1:00pm Where? Rough Brothers Shipping Area To benefit the “Ronald McDonald House” Price per Coney is still only $2.00! (.50¢ of each Coney and all Bake Sale proceeds to benefit RDMH) **Volunteers needed to bring items for the bake sale.