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May 3, 2016:

BioPro Technologies expanded its fertilizer line with the addition of ArborPlex (14-4-5). Formulated with 50 percent slow-release nitrogen, ArborPlex is designed to provide consistent, extended feeding to promote balanced root and shoot growth
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Jun. 9, 2012:

Ecologel congratulates agronomist, Jim Spindler, on being ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic diocese of Orlando.

Formation for the permanent diaconate involves a five year formation process which also required earning a Master’s of Arts in Theology.  Jim and his wife, Missey, attended classes through Saint Leo University to earn his degree. On June 9th, Jim, along with six of his classmates, was ordained by Bishop John Noonan at the Saint James Cathedral.

August 5, 2012:

Spindler Attends Service Camp.

For his seventh year, Ecologel’s Agronomist, Jim Spindler, along with a group of 450 teens and adults, attended Catholic HEART Workcamp hosted in Charleston, South Carolina.  Catholic HEART Workcamp (CHWC) is a week-long service camp held each summer in forty seven locations around the United States and in Jamaica. Their mission is to serve the poor, neglected, and marginalized in low-income areas who cannot afford needed home repairs. 

Jim was one of two leaders of a group of eleven teens from all parts of the United States.  Together, they installed a wheelchair ramp for an elderly woman who was mostly confined to her home, since she required the assistance of a motorized wheelchair.  Without a ramp, the woman was unable to attend her mother’s funeral, run daily errands, or evacuate in the case of an emergency.   The group worked through a local agency called Operation Home, whose mission is to help people remain in their homes by increasing safety and accessibility through the coordination of critical home repairs for low-income residents.  With their help, the team was able to build the ramp in three and a half days. 

After completing this project, Jim and his team helped another group who had also been assigned to build a wheelchair ramp, but had fallen behind due to a lack of tools.  This ramp was for an elderly woman who used a walker, and was no longer able to climb stairs.  With the extra help, the two teams were able to complete the ramp in four and a half hours.

Jim plans to continue attending CHWC service retreats.

December 2011

Ecologel’s Agronomist, Jim Spindler travels to China.

During this time he was able to visit historical sites in Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, and Shanghai.  He toured the Forbidden City, as well as other cultural districts in Beijing. Jim was also able to see some unique Christian shrines, including cathedrals in three of the cities.  He also sampled a variety of traditional Chinese dishes including mutton, pigeon, and other various chicken, beef, fish, and vegetable dishes.  For the business portion of the trip, Jim spoke at conferences, attended trade shows, and visited distributors. He participated in both the Golf Forum in Beijing and the Golf Expo in Guangzhou. Jim also visited two of Kunming’s top resort golf courses.  This trip was a tremendous opportunity for Jim in regard to personal and professional growth, and was also highly productive for Ecologel Solutions in building better relations with contacts and furthering business development in China.