6 ways to outgrow your competitors in the medical cannabis industry

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Competition in the cannabis industry throughout recreationally legalized States is becoming tougher. Many believe that the growth of the industry is being hindered by policies that won’t allow for an increase in the number of cannabis retailers despite the need. Though the prices have dropped, the demand for the product is still extremely high, meaning that improving both efficiency and productivity in your marijuana greenhouse is more important now than ever.

Now is the time to implement measures to outgrow your competitors. There are a number of things you can do to modernize and reduce costs to become more efficient and to maximize your growing space:

Aluminum Rolling Benches

GGS Rolling Benches can improve crop efficiency with typically 80% or more bench coverage. This can provide 50% more plant space compared to conventional, stationary bench layouts by eliminating the need for a dedicated aisle, leading to higher profits and maximizing space efficiency:

  • Rolling benches can be fabricated in expanded metal covering, ebb and flood trays or irrigation troughs
  • The bench assembly is designed for easy installation
  • The snap together aluminum profiles and factory welded stands make your job easier

Multi-tiered aluminum benches/grow tables for commercial marijuana

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Similar to how the GGS Rolling Benches maximize the floor space in your facility, our multi-tiered aluminum benches/grow tables allow you to capture the vertical space in your grow facility:

  • Double the crop density of your cannabis veg room or small marijuana grow room
  • Utilize the built in lighting supports for LED grow lights
  • Enjoy the easily adjustable height and slope to suit your growing needs
  • Reduce capital costs by lowering your cannabis crop footprint (lower C02, temperature and humidity control costs)

Reliable, quality lighting

Your lighting choice is arguably the most crucial factor in determining how well your plants will perform. The lighting will make or break how productive your greenhouse or indoor grow will be and depending on your choice, can significantly increase the amount and quality of your yields while also becoming more efficient in terms of energy use. GGS is partnered with a range of industry-leading lighting suppliers with different products tailored to your needs. Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve the best lighting system for your commercial greenhouse.

Improve air circulation with greenhouse fans

Adding HAF fans can have a beneficial impact on your crop inside your greenhouse a good HAF fan layout can eliminate dead areas by maximizing consistent airflow. A well-circulated greenhouse is something your employers will also thank you for. Contact GGS today to see how we can help you with your greenhouse air circulation.

Not only is the equipment you use in your cannabis grow facility vital to the productivity of your plants, but so are the systems in place and people you have working at your facility:

Hire experienced workers

Having an experienced and skilled staff that understands the smallest details about grow systems will result in a higher quality and more productive operation. Cultivators should understand the design and build out of cultivation facilities as well as how to maintain a proper environment optimized for growing. Implementing clean protocols and workflow management is also crucial.

Develop a list of solid procedures

The larger the operation becomes the more important processes and procedures become in the facility. Keeping track of variables such as dates, times, sales and consumer preferences will help keep your business moving. Make sure you have these processes and procedure documented and relayed to all of your employees to maximize productivity in your operation. The key is to reduce all unnecessary inefficiencies happening in the workplace due to a lack of understanding by employees.

Though prices of cannabis are dropping, it remains a growing industry that’s here to stay. By maximizing the space in your facility, using more efficient equipment and ensuring you have an educated staff, your business can stay on top of fluctuating trends.

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