An Alabama company that provides flowers, herbs, vegetables and other gardening items to customers such as Lowe’s and Wal-Mart has announced plans to locate a growing and distribution facility in Springfield.
Bonnie Plant Farm will utilize a 20,000-s.f. building that once housed Carolina Greenhouse and plans to add another 100,000-s.f. of greenhouse space. The company anticipates hiring about a dozen full-time workers and 30 to 35 seasonal workers.
“The jobs will be a great addition to our community, which has a solid base of agriculture,” said Hal B. Goode, executive director of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority, “and Bonnie Plant’s slogan of ‘Going Greener for You’ is a perfect fit in Springfield and Washington County.”
Production is expected to begin in December or January. The facility will ship plants to more than 350 stores in central Kentucky, southern Indiana and southern Ohio.