ProGrowTech is a technology leader in the cannabis industry. The company pioneered full-spectrum, spectral tuning lighting technology for large form factor vertical stacking agriculture.
According to Andrew Myers, ProGrowTech CEO, the company started shortly after the energy efficient lighting movement in the industry. Around 2012, industry expansion was dependent on cutting its carbon footprint as well as the environmental impact of cultivation, but companies were experiencing seven-figure failures due to lighting problems.
Myers, who was one of the authors and campaign managers behind the 2010 Medical Marijuana Initiative in Arizona, shifted his focus to designing and manufacturing the lighting fixtures the market demanded.
Designed from the ground up, ProGrowTech's LED lighting systems have helped growers increase profitability, yield and energy efficiency. According to Myers, it was all about finding the right mix of light and intensity for flowering plants, and growers have experienced 15-25 percent yield increases as a result.
What sets the company apart is that they're growers as well. They understand the business from a cultivation standpoint, which enables them to offer a consulting component as part of the sale, a second set of eyes for your plans.
After all, the technology is only a part of a successful operation. The other component is the implementation: making sure that the facility and workflow are designed properly, that plant counts are balanced and that all of the equipment is specified properly.
According to Myers, this is only the beginning for the industry. Over the next few years, he anticipates massive expansion in the US and throughout the world.
Cannabis Equipment News (CEN) was in San Jose, CA for the 6th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo to speak with equipment manufacturers about new technology.
Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is presented by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). More than 10,000 attendees visited 400 exhibitors and heard from 150 speakers at the show, and everyone was talking cannabis regulation, legalization and manufacturing.