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History

1981 Growers Transplanting, Inc. established

1981 GTI becomes the first vegetable-producing greenhouse to have a field/transplanting department, giving the company expertise on both sides of production

1982 GTI becomes the first to implement automated transplanting machinery in the field and remains the only automatic transplanting system available for year round production in California and surrounding states.

1990 GTI becomes first greenhouse to transplant processing tomatoes (accomplished in Woodland, California)

2003 GTI installs 3.9 million square feet of under-bench heating systems in the greenhouse areas; becomes first in industry to use this technology

2004 GTI purchases additional 40 acres and dedicates entire property solely to organic production

2008 GTI adapts AutoPlanter to use in tomato transplanting; becomes first in industry to use this technology

2009 GTI introduces onion transplanting to the market

2010 GTI receives Minority Business Enterprise certification by the Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC)

2011 GTI celebrates 30 years of success

2013 Lawrence Henrard becomes President of GTI