Knight Hollow Nursery, Inc., of Middleton, Wis., a spinoff company founded by Brent McCown and Deborah McCown, has been named the second place winner of the UPS Best “Out-of-the-Box” Small Business Contest.
Brent McCown is on the CALS horticulture faculty and Director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems. Deborah McCown is a CALS alumna (B.S. and Ph.D.)
UPS provided the following information about Knight Hollow Nursery, Inc.
When Dr. Brent McCown invented a way to clone and reproduce woody plants in a controlled environment, his wife, Dr. Deborah McCown, realized the huge potential of this new and innovative technology. Thus, Knight Hollow Nursery (KHN) was founded in 1981 and now is a custom wholesale grower of specialized plants. KHN was established to meet the demand for quickly and efficiently reproduced quality woody plants. The end results are unique, high-value plant specimens, including patented ornamental plants like trees and shrubs.
The UPS Best “Out-of-the-Box” Small Business Contest honors innovative companies with 2006 revenues of at least $250,000 but not more than $10 million. Eligible businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, the Philippines and Singapore were asked to submit 500-word essays explaining why they’re original and how they’ve been successful. The entries were judged on originality, business implementation and business results.This entry was posted in Uncategorized by jsindelar. Bookmark the permalink.