Press Releases

​Avon, ​OH, ​November ​26, 201​9 – ​​​​​Willoway​ Selected as a Plant Champion


​In late 2019 ​Willoway ran a campaign at the nursery called Donate your Change to Make a Change​ to support the Seed Your Future® program. The goal was to support 10 middle school classrooms with BLOOM! materials (at 19.50/classroom, that would be $195 total). ​Willoway employees blew this goal out of the water and ​collected over $600 total​! ​


Seed Your Future® recognized Willoway as a Plant Champion for our efforts.


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​Columbus, ​OH, ​​July 16, 201​9 – ​​​​​Willoway’s Involvement, Achievements and Participation Recognized at Cultivate Tradeshow


AmericanHort’s Cultivate Tradeshow was held in Columbus, OH July 13-16, 2019. Cultivate is the premier business, trade show, and professional development event for everyone involved in horticulture. From business owners to emerging professionals, nursery & greenhouse growers to retailers, suppliers to landscapers, interior plantscapers, and florists, there's a reason why Cultivate continues to be a preeminent International event.

On July 13, 2019, 55 Industry Professionals departed Columbus and headed north to Willoway’s growing facilities in Avon, OH for Cultivate’s Sold-Out Nursery Production Tour. Tour attendees saw firsthand how OARDC’s new, cutting-edge water and fertilization system has been integrated into our operations.

On July 14, 2019, Tom Demaline, President and CEO was recognized for his contributions to the AmericanHort Board of Directors, as he completed his term as Chairman of the Board.

Also on July 14th, SynRG’s NewGen™ Boxwood received Choice Award for Best New Plants. Willoway is one of the five founding partners of the SynRG group of growers and the Handpicked for You® trustmark.


​Avon, ​OH, ​May 6, 201​9 – ​​​​Willoway is ​once again one of the Top 100 greenhouse growers in the nation, rising from 52nd to 48th in 2019 (base on total environmentally controlled square footage). 


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​Avon, ​OH, ​March ​2​0, 201​9 – ​​​​Willoway is pleased to announce that we have received our SANC certification.


SANC, or Systems Approach to Nursery Certification, is a national program designed to reduce plant pests and disease. This rigorous program requires us to meet ongoing metrics and demonstrates our commitment to producing healthy plants. SANC is led by the National Plant Board, AmericanHort, and USDA. More information can be found at https://sanc.nationalplantboard.org