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Customer Reviews and Testimonials
"We have bad winds and we see no problems (with the paneling). The plastic is holding up great, It's Incredible!", Doug R., Idaho
"We had two greenhouses. One was a hoop house covered with greenhouse film. The other is 12 x 24 covered with the Solexx Panels. The hoop house was recently destroyed by snow and wind, the Solexx Greenhouse is still up and growing many of our winter greens.
Growers Karen and Jeff of J&K Growers in Dallesport, Washington share their greenhouse history and why they swear by Solexx greenhouse covering.
"Farm Wholesale's corrugated panels are cost effective and durable. The product is great!",Terry M., Oregon
McLellan Botanicals San Antonio, TX
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"We purchased enough Solexx material to commence our first greenhouse renovation (metal A-frame) and were immediately impressed with its ability to flex, bend around corners, withstand extending out long sheets over 100 feet in length as single cut sheets. After experiencing the ease of which we could cut long sheets and apply them on the sidewalls, we decided to run our roof covering lengthwise, instead of the conventional, horizontal direction which requires more cuts and overlaps; thus additional waste.
The results were better than we envisioned on the first greenhouse. On the following set of greenhouses (we renovated 15 gutter connected Quonset type houses) I even took a walk on the roofs to take pictures. The materials strength was evident with every step I cautiously took."
Update May 2015: We purchased Solexx five years ago. The covering was installed on the roofs of some of our Orchids houses in San Antonio, Texas. Solexx has held up well to the almost year around sunlight and the strong winds we often experience. The diffused light keeps our houses cooler in the summer and allows us to have more growing space since there are no hot spots. Next time we plan to purchase a new roof covering for our greenhouses, we plan to purchase more Solexx.
Richard Munoz, McLellan Botanicals San Antonio, TX
"Andy constructed a large greenhouse using 50 Farm Wholesale greenhouse panels. A tornado hit the school and did damage to the grandstands and two greenhouses nearby, but the corrugated plastic panels were not damaged.", Andy F, California
"Last year we increased our quantity of cold frames for our winter production program and added twenty-seven new houses. We decided to do endwalls instead of simply covering with poly as we have done on most of our previous houses. We had trialed Solexx on three of our houses in 2001 and had liked how the material held up over time. The same Solexx is still being used on those existing ends and door and looks good. We choose to use the same product on our new installations. The cutting and attaching of the Solexx was a breeze, which made for easy installation. Having end walls and doors on those houses has greatly increased productivity. Our house with doors take a fraction of the time to winterize and make pulling early spring orders a snap. Open the doors, in and out, and no hammers necessary. What a nice change!
Dusty Lawellin Mendoza
"The plastic is holding up very well and is easy to clean.", Walter A., Oregon
"Morris and I again want to thank you for the great job you did on getting those totes to us! We really appreciate all the effort it took. Everything went quite smoothly on this end, too, thanks to your efforts in shipping and paperwork, etc. We will pass on your name and Adaptive Plastics’ to anybody else interested in totes."
"I've been using Farm Wholesale tree guards since 1991 and they protect my trees from sunscald and herbicide sprays, and are easy to install. Farm Wholesale's tree guards have saved me time and money." Keith Tucker, of Giant Step Orchard
"I have used Farm Wholesale's corrugated plastic tree guards for 10 years. They have been effective in protecting young trees from herbicides, southwest trunk injury, and mice." Tim Dahle, of Dahle Orchard
March 14, 2001
On our initial conversation about the plastic box we were hoping to get around 5 to 6 uses from them. It now appears we will reuse the box approximately 15 to 20 times and maybe more. I don't have to tell you what kind of savings that translates to me in reduced paper box purchases.
UPDATE: October 30, 2009
John L. Butler, American Produce Express
A letter received from Bruce Henne, Owner of Apple Zone
We have now received the boxes back on several cycles from these various retailers, up to five cycles. Everyone involved is pleased with the results. We will continue to ship fruit in increasing volumes to these and other customers in the plastic boxes.
Our packing foreman, Paul Madden, found the boxes simple and easy to use in the packing and stacking phase. The bottom locking system is easy to assemble, and holds our fruit securely, and retains our optimum 35-degree temperature. Paul also does some of our deliveries to Seattle, and found that the boxes palletized, stored and then loaded easily. The handles are a definite advantage compared to most apple cartons.
Ronny Bell, owner/manager of Pioneer Organics, was pleased that the boxes have many potential use cycles, and that his crew readily adapted to their use. Ronny is considering how to use such a box in his various operations, including his organic produce weekly home delivery service.
We stacked the boxes 7-high; the apple industry standard palletized height. The boxes were in very good condition when returned, and will require only re-labeling for reuse. We believe we will get a minimum of 10 cycles from each box, and expect to average 15-plus cycles.
The corrugated plastic sealed-flute box is being integrated into our operations, and is gaining acceptance with our best customers. We anticipate working with Bruce Tormey of Farm Wholesale to obtain more apple and other fruit and vegetable containers to ship our premium produce."
Bruce Henne Owner - Apple Zone
March 10, 2010
"The boxes were collected and were used for the first time this past Monday....it’s an understatement to say they were hit...people were blown away...I think they feel a real sense of pride that they are part of the CSA. I’m sure we’ll be ordering more boxes in the near future...we had hoped for 150 subscribers by Dec 2010 but we already have 110 -- all word of mouth -- we have yet to do any advertising/marketing. Think I’ll be needing another truck very soon."
Gary, Ma'o Organic Farms, Wai'anae, HI
April 09, 2015
"I purchased my first Crop Boxes three years ago from Farm Wholesale Ag and I couldn't be happier. I am ordering lots more this year!! I really like the ease of folding, storing and cleaning. They are super light weight yet can hold lots of heavy produce. I use them for all kinds of things at the farm including harvest, storage, transport and for CSA members. They have been folded and unfolded many, many times and still look like the day I received them! No cardboard for me!!!."
April 14, 2015
Nancy purchased 60 medium and 60 large CSA boxes in 2010 and 40 more medium CSA boxes in 2011. Nancy let us know that she absolutely loves them and believes that she will get another 3 years use out of them.