Greening the Floral Industry with OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife with Enhanced Biodegradability

The most recognized and trusted brand for floriculture products introduces the next level of sustainability KENT, Ohio – Responding to consumer trends and the demands of its customers, Smithers-Oasis is introducing the latest generation of OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife, the world’s first floral foam with Enhanced Biodegradability. All OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife made today now feature Enhanced Biodegradability. According to Environmental Leader, 71 percent of Americans consider the environment when they shop. As a result, today’s consumers are …

Smithers-Oasis Appoints General Manager and Vice President of Strategic Business Development

KENT, Ohio, October 15, 2014 – Smithers-Oasis Company announces the appointment of Anne M. Stewart to general manager and Robert M. Williams II to vice president of strategic business development for the North American floral group. Stewart will have responsibility for the floral products operations in North America and Williams will be responsible for identifying emerging business opportunities. Both will report to Robin M. Kilbride, president and CEO. Prior to joining Smithers-Oasis Company, Stewart served …

New OASIS® Scenic Shapes Provide Instant Personalization for Events and Memorials

KENT, Ohio (August 2, 2013) – Smithers-Oasis North America answers florists’ needs for specialty shapes through the introduction of a new line – OASIS® Scenic Shapes. OASIS Scenic Shapes are a 1.5” thick OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife shape inset on a graphic background scene creating a large, dynamic presentation cost effectively. The background scene is printed on a lightweight, rigid, waterproof plastic that can be hung or laid flat, eliminating the need for a container. …

Smithers-Oasis Company Remembers Former President, Ted Smithers

The floral community mourns the loss of Theodore (Ted) Smithers, who passed away on March 28, 2012, at the age of 88. The son of floral foam inventor, V.L. Smithers, Ted Smithers was integral in growing Smithers-Oasis into a world-class operation distributing OASIS® branded products to florists throughout the globe. With a high degree of integrity and a commitment to social and corporate responsibility, Mr. Smithers achieved great success in both his personal and business …

Company’s succession plan is announced

Smithers-Oasis Company, a global manufacturer and marketer of floral foam, floral accessories, postharvest products, and grower media headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, today announced the transfer of majority ownership of the company from Charles Walton to a team of internal global senior managers, effective immediately. Walton, who has been with Smithers-Oasis Company for 35 years and has served as its Chairman for the past 24 years, acquired the Smithers’ family interest in the company in …

Revolutionary floral foam improvement introduced globally

Smithers‐Oasis Introduces Revolutionary New Floral Foam First Floral Foam to Keep Flowers as Fresh as Flowers in a Vase Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (February 14, 2011) – Firmly underscoring its leadership in floral foam innovation, Smithers‐Oasis, the company that invented the floral foam category, has just reinvented it with the development of its revolutionary OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife.  With the introduction of OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife, florists can now offer customers around the world the unmatched ability …

Society of American Florists honors Robert Williams II

The U.S. floral industry trade association honored Robert Williams II, AAF, in September for excellence in professional floral communication with induction into the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Professional Floral Communicators – International (PFCI), the floral industry’s speakers bureau. As the vice president of North American Operations for Smithers-Oasis, Williams addresses industry trade associations, retail groups and professional and academic conferences. His industry programs are tailored specific to the audience (growers, wholesalers or retailers). Williams …

Smithers-Oasis expanding production of Floralife® brand postharvest products in Belgium

Smithers-Oasis Company is expanding its facility in Belgium, adding manufacturing capabilities to better serve its customers throughout Europe for products marketed under its OASIS® Floralife® brand postharvest products. “Europe continues to be a thriving market for our OASIS® Floralife® brand postharvest products,” said Eduard Kremer, Vice President Central and Eastern Europe. “We are demonstrating our commitment to this important and growing customer base by opening a manufacturing site located within Europe, where we believe we can …