Nearly Finished Headquarters for Dramm Corporation

Dramm Corporation’s New Headquarters is Nearly Finished

Manitowoc, Wisconsin- Manitowoc, Wisconsin – July 15, 2022 – After months of planning and construction the Dramm Corporation eagerly awaits the completion of their new corporate headquarters.

“We are very happy with how it is all coming together.”, exclaimed Heidi Dramm Becker, granddaughter of the company’s founder, “A.C.E. Building Service has been great to work with, they’ve kept things positive and on track during a challenging time”.

Dramm Corporation's New Headquarters is Nearly Finished

The 20,000 square foot office is in its final phase of construction with an anticipated completion date of September 2022. The unique glass, stone and steel structure will house Dramm’s entire management staff as well as their accounting, engineering, marketing and customer service teams.

The stunning new facility will feature an interior lobby green wall, a solar array and an exterior deck running the full length of the building-all overlooking a pond and landscaped gardens.

Nearly Finished New Headquarters for Dramm Corporation

Heidi Becker and Hans Dramm, the brother and sister team that own and direct the company, as well as Kurt Dramm and the whole Dramm team, are keen to move in to the new facility. After the pandemic and subsequent supply chain issues that tested the company’s fortitude at every turn, the entire Dramm team is looking forward to moving into their new base of operations.

“We are happy to be a part of a positive industry like gardening and we have a really good team of people here, in Manitowoc, that have all pitched in to keep things moving as smooth as possible as we transition from the old building to the new one.”

Dramm Corporation manufactures commercial greenhouse equipment, greenhouse water treatment systems, a line of retail lawn & garden products, and a unique sustainable organic fertilizer aptly named, “Drammatic Organic”. The Company was founded in 1941 by John G. Dramm, a local florist who developed a ‘soft-touch’ garden hose watering nozzle that helped drive the company from a basement operation into the top-of-the-line global leader it is today.

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Good Things Are Sprouting! How To Start Vegetables From Seed

By Kurt Dramm, The Dramm Corporation

Spring is here, and you wish to get a head start on your summer garden! You bought your seeds and now you need to sow them and watch them germinate. Here are a few tips on the procedures for germination and transplanting into your garden.

YOUR FIRST DECISIONS

What kind of container should I use to sow seeds? Where should I place them?

You will have the highest degree of success if you purchase a plug tray (48 or 72 plug holes) that fits into a larger tray that has no drainage holes. The plug tray may or may not already have the holes filled with a soil medium. If not, you’ll need to add a light soil mix; this may require a trip to your local garden center. Carefully soak your plug tray until the soil media is saturated. The easiest way to accomplish this is to fill your waterproof tray half-full of water and place the plug into the tray of water. The soil will absorb the water and place the plus into the tray of water. The soil will absorb the water by capillary action. Now you can sow 1 to 3 seeds per plug. Label the name of the vegetable you have sown. Cover the plug tray with plastic wrap. Ensure that there is some water in the holding tray (this will keep your soil moist for the seed to germinate).

HERE WE GROW!

You’re almost there! Now place the tray onto a radiator or on a table in front of a window. Most seeds require 70 degrees Fahrenheit to germinate. Some require light and some require darkness; check the seed packet for instructions. After 10 to 14 days, most of your seeds should have germinated.

When they have germinated, you should remove the plastic and keep some water in the holding tray to sub-irrigate your seedlings. As the weather warms, you may want to move the tray outside to a sunny location against your house.

If you live in a climate where it is still a bit chilly, you may want to angle a piece of glass or old window over the tray, resting on the house, to make your own greenhouse. Cover the end sides with a piece of wood to stop the rabbits and mice from lunching on your seedlings! By early to mid-May your seedlings should be plug bound (full of roots) and can now be popped out of the tray and into your garden or container! Congratulations!

THE FINAL STRETCH

At this point, you should water 2 or 3 times a week using a DRAMM 5-Liter Watering Can with the holes of the rose pointing to the sky. The rose pointing up allows the water to softly come down like rain, causing no damage to the tender plants. If you have a hose in your garden, you can use a DRAMM 510 Seedling Nozzle or a FOGG-It Nozzle to water for 2 to 3 weeks. After 3 weeks, the plants will be well established, and you can water using your hose and DRAMM’s Water Breaker® Nozzles.

During the growing season (late-May, June, July, and August), you should fertilize the plants once a week using 2 ounces of DRAMMATIC® Organic Fertilizer in the 5-Liter Watering Can.