- ACTX CEO Doug Heldoorn, Grow Pod inventor Shannon Illingworth discuss the innovative microfarm option on recent Gamechangers LIVE podcast
- Discussion focuses on history of company, significant health and safety benefits of Grow Pods
- Company is dedicated to developing, manufacturing and selling advanced cultivation equipment and packaging systems
Advanced Container Technologies (OTC: ACTX) chair and CEO Doug Heldoorn was a featured guest on a recent episode of the Gamechangers LIVE podcast (https://cnw.fm/3xv5t). Heldoorn was joined by Shannon Illingworth, inventor of Grow Pods, the microfarm containers that ACTX distributes throughout the United States. During the podcast, the two men discussed the origins of Advanced Container Technologies and its potential to change the future of farming (https://cnw.fm/Ip42j).
“When I was speaking with Shannon — I’ve known him for 15 years — we were all in the same space,” said Heldoorn during the interview. “He was talking about growing these organic superfoods. It all flowed together, which was pretty cool. . . . There was an opportunity to merge and get our brains together working toward a common goal of what’s missing in society right now.
“One [Grow Pod] will grow an acre of food with a third of the water it takes [for traditional farming] and less space, with no metals or toxins,” he continued. “Everybody right now is right on that bandwagon of doing things healthier and more responsible to the environment. We really think we’re on to something that’s going to be incredible.”
Advanced Container Technologies is dedicated to developing, manufacturing and selling advanced cultivation equipment, proprietary packaging systems, and a variety of other products to help businesses and entrepreneurs enter or expand in the rapidly growing cannabis and hemp markets. One of the company’s main business units is focused on selling Grow Pods, which are advanced, self-contained hydroponic containers. These innovative automated systems are essentially microfarms that can be placed virtually anywhere and, with its controlled and specially filtered environment, allow cultivation of a wide variety of crops, 365 days a year.
“The good thing about the [Grow Pods] container is that it can give traditional farmers a niche where they can grow year-round versus three or four times per year,” said Illingworth. “We can really revolutionize what’s going on in our society. People don’t realize that we get the majority of our produce through just two states – Arizona and California. By the time [food] gets across state lines, it’s already stale. . . . We give the ability to be farm to table. . . . There’s no reason why every state can’t be agriculture independent and growing year-round.”
The Gamechangers LIVE podcast was hosted by executive coach Sergio Tigera; the podcast series is designed to shine the spotlight on individuals who are gamechangers in their fields and provide a venue for them to share perspective on their journeys, mindsets, struggles and successes in an effort to inspire and inform listeners.
Advanced Container Technologies is in the business of selling and distributing self-contained, automated, indoor micro-farms called Grow Pods, along with related equipment and supplies. Additionally, the company designs and sells patented proprietary medical-grade plastic containers, known as the Medtainer(R) that store and grind pharmaceuticals, herbs, teas and other solids or liquids.
Click here to view the Gamechangers LIVE podcast.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.AdvancedContainerTechnologies.com.
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