Looking to extend your growing season or protect nursery trees in Oregon by using a greenhouse? Whether you’re growing in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, or beyond, Slip Tube is an industrial and commercial greenhouse manufacturer that delivers fully customizable, high-quality greenhouses to meet your needs.
Oregon has over 37,000 farms and according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, greenhouse and nursery production was the highest value agricultural commodity in the state in 2020 and 2021. As the nation’s largest producer of coniferous evergreens and deciduous trees, Oregon nurseries can greatly benefit from commercial greenhouses because they provide an ideal space for trees and plants to grow until they are big enough to be re-planted elsewhere. Whether you’re growing trees, flowers, herbs, or vegetables, commercial greenhouses provide a controlled environment for your crops.
Depending on which part of Oregon you are growing in, your industrial or commercial greenhouse will have different requirements to achieve your goals. The typical outdoor growing season in Oregon varies across its four main climate zones. The coastal climate is cool, wet, and windy as is typical of the Pacific Northwest. The outdoor growing season ranges from 190 to 250 days in this climate.
The mountainous areas and high elevation desert found in the central and eastern parts of Oregon have a shorter growing season ranging from 90 to 120 days due to more frequent frost. The western valleys of the state have warm days and cool nights, with the growing season usually varying from 150 days to 250 days. In lower-elevation interior areas such as the Columbia valley and Snake River valley, the climate is warmer, allowing a growing season ranging from 120 to 200 days.
Regardless of what you’re growing and what part of Oregon you are in, a greenhouse provides an opportunity to grow crops year-round with the right features.
When selecting an industrial or commercial greenhouse manufacturer, be sure to look for a highly experienced supplier that takes things like snowfall, rain, wind, and ice into account. By anticipating potential issues in your location in Oregon, you will ensure your industrial or commercial greenhouse is able to withstand the local climate and avoid costly damage.
Oregon can experience wide fluctuations in temperature, so you need to be prepared for both heat and cold. If your operation is in an area of Oregon that gets heavy snowfall, you need to ensure your structure is designed to withstand heavy snow loading. This is where having a customized greenhouse manufactured for you is preferable to an out-of-the-box solution. Heating and insulation need to be considered for a commercial greenhouse that is in a very cold region of Oregon. To guard against extreme summer heat, you need to ensure adequate ventilation.
Slip Tube has been a Canadian polyethylene greenhouse manufacturer since 1981. Our high-quality, customizable greenhouses are used in Oregon, across North America, and beyond. Our extensive experience with designing, manufacturing, and supplying commercial and industrial greenhouses means we can provide greenhouses for any purpose and climate.
We use strong, durable arches made from the finest North American steel, which can withstand the climate in any part of Oregon. The tubing is fully galvanized, and the materials have excellent resistance to corrosion so you can rest assured that your greenhouse will last throughout multiple seasons. We offer several polyethylene options, including Clear 4-Year UVA Treated 6-mil Poly, Anti-Drip Clear 6-mil Poly, Over Winter White Poly, 24-mil Woven Polyethylene, and more.
Slip Tube can build a commercial or industrial greenhouse perfectly tailored to your company’s needs. The Pacific Northwest climate is very humid and wet, so it’s crucial to have excellent air circulation in commercial and industrial greenhouses. We can assist with installing any mechanical ventilation, thermostats, humidistats, and furnaces necessary for your greenhouse growing needs. We also offer two different shapes (Gothic or Round) depending on the anticipated snow loading for your location in Oregon.
Choose from a variety of doors (steel garage doors, curtain doors, steel man doors), shade cloths, straps, cranks, handles, exhaust fans, circulation fans, webbing, intake shutters, and poly tubes.
A light deprivation system provides an effective and affordable way to optimize your growing space and maximize your yields. Slip Tube’s unique external light deprivation system has been perfected over a decade and can be operated as either a manual or automated system. The advantage of this external system is that it doesn’t take away valuable space inside the greenhouse and does not create any condensation issues that interior blackout systems do.
After providing greenhouse solutions for a variety of businesses over more than four decades, including in Oregon and other states in the Pacific Northwest, our family-owned and operated business is well-equipped to handle any commercial and industrial greenhouse needs.
We enjoy thinking outside of the box to bring your ideas to life to ensure you get the best growing results possible. From providing site-specific engineering drawings to the relocation of greenhouses and providing a supervisor to help you through installation – we do it all!
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