Dramm Launches Garden Variety Trivia!

March 29th, 2016

Manitowoc, WI – March 29, 2016 – Beginning Friday, April 15 at 10 AM CST, Dramm will be announcing garden variety trivia questions as part of Dramm’s 75th Anniversary celebration.

Dramm Corporation is celebrating 75 years of design and manufacturing of quality watering tools!

As part of the celebration, Dramm will be announcing gardening related trivia questions right here! Click this link to go to the Trivia Question page – www.rainwand.com. The first 3 people to answer the question correctly wins FREE Dramm product!

“We are very excited to be celebrating our 75th anniversary this year,” said CEO Hans Dramm. “As part of the fun of the celebration, we want to share trivia touching upon Dramm’s history as well as fun and quirky facts about all things gardening. We hope our wonderful customers enjoy it as much as we do.”

The FREE Product will range from Dramm’s high quality assortment of rain wands, sprinklers, hoses, cutting tools and all natural fertilizers. The trivia questions will be posted on Dramm’s Consumer Website page and Dramm’s Retail Facebook page at the same time every other Friday.

First trivia question will be announced on April 15 at 10 AM CST.

Join Dramm’s Retail Facebook Page and/or stay tuned here for more info. Good Luck!

Dramm has been making professional watering tools for nurseries, greenhouse growers and avid gardeners for 75 years. Dramm strives to produce products that save time and energy while providing quality products that will last a lifetime.

Dramm Hires Tim Reusch

October 21st, 2015

Manitowoc, WI – October 20th, 2015 – Dramm is proud to announce and welcome Tim Reusch as the new Commercial Western US Technical Representative.

Tim has an extensive background in agricultural products, focusing in greenhouse production and small-scale organic market garden operations. He received his undergraduate degree in Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems with a focus on sustainable crop production from Montana State University. He continued his academic work at Montana State to pursue his graduate degree in Sustainable Food Systems with an emphasis on controlled environment agriculture and food policy.

His personal and professional goal is to help ensure the sustainability of our food system; and the health and wellbeing of the producers, consumers, and environment.

Tim has had the opportunity to work in multiple areas throughout the U.S. He maintained and operated a hydroponics greenhouse at the ‘Living with the Land’ greenhouse facility at EPCOT in Walt Disney World. Most recently, he planned and built a research greenhouse located in New Jersey.

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“Tim’s impressive background and expectations will fit very well with Dramm,” said Director of Marketing and Sales Kurt Becker. “His expertise and knowledge will be a great addition to our company.”

Tim will be part of the Dramm Corporation’s Sales team, helping clients both on the distributor and end user levels for most of the Western U.S.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Dramm Corporation,” said Tim. “I will work hard to uphold the standard of quality and dependability that people know and expect from Dramm.”

 

 

Tim will be working from his home office in Seattle, Washington. You can contact him by email at [email protected] or call him at (206) 351- 4460.

Dramm has been making professional watering tools for nurseries, greenhouse growers and avid gardeners for over 70 years. Dramm strives to produce products that save time and energy while providing quality products that will last a lifetime.

For more information about Dramm’s products and services visit us online at www.dramm.com.

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The Dramm Corporation will be featured on “Home Factory”

July 6th, 2015

Manitowoc, WI – July 6, 2015 – The Dramm Corporation, a family-owned manufacturer of high quality watering tools, is in the national spotlight for making an eye-catching product.

“Our Grandfather, John G. Dramm, a florist by trade, invented the Water Breaker® in the early 1940s to provide an efficient and even flow of water for flower growers,” said Hans Dramm, third generation owner of the Dramm Corporation. “This was the beginning of the Dramm Corporation and the foundation of the beautiful Rain Wands™ you will see highlighted in our Home Factory segment.”

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Dramm’s Rain Wands™ allow you to apply large quantities of water quickly to the plant base, where it soaks deep into the soil. The 30” ColorMark™ Rain Wand™ is equipped with a shut-off valve to reduce overall water consumption. Allowing you to apply water where and when you need it.

The Home Factory production crew shot a segment showing the process of making the 30” ColorMark™ Rain Wand™ from start to finish.

“It’s going to be a very fun and educational feature. Viewers will see how we handcraft the 400 AL Water Breaker®, how the color is added to the Rain Wands, the components that go into each wand we make, as well as the extensive testing we do to insure they are durable,” said Dramm.

The Dramm Corporation is honored to be in the spotlight and enjoyed Home Factory’s visit. “The Canadian-based crew from Home Factory was great fun to work with and very professional to boot,” said Heidi Dramm Becker, third generation owner.

The segment will air on FYI’s Home Factory* premiering on July 27, at 9:30 pm CST.

* Please check the FYI website for repeat airings. The episode titled “Talking Trash” (episode named for an additional segment featuring a garbage can manufacturer).

Click here for a 2-minute sneak peek of the segment www.rainwand.com.

We are happy to interview upon request. Please contact Jessica Reinhardt to set up interviews.

The Dramm Corporation has been making professional watering tools for nurseries, greenhouse growers and avid gardeners for over 70 years. Dramm strives to produce products that save time and conserve water while providing quality products that will last a lifetime. Dramm products are available at local independent garden centers.

Dramm Featured on HGTV Canada’s Home Factory, Airing Tonight!

May 22nd, 2015

Manitowoc, WI – May 22, 2015 – The Dramm Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high quality watering tools, will be featured on HGTV Canada’s Home Factory in the episode ‘Talking Trash’ premiering tonight, May 22, at 10:00 pm EST.

“Our Grandfather, John G. Dramm, a florist by trade, invented the Water Breaker® in the early 1940s to provide an efficient and even flow of water for flower growers,” said Hans Dramm, family owner of the Dramm Corporation. “This was the beginning of the Dramm Corporation and the foundation of the beautiful Rain Wands™ you will see highlighted in our Home Factory segment.”

Dramm’s Rain Wands™ allow you to apply large quantities of water quickly to the plant base, where it soaks deep into the soil. The 30” ColorMark™ Rain Wand™ is equipped with a shut-off valve to reduce overall water consumption. Allowing you to apply water where and when you need it.

The Home Factory production crew shot a segment showing the process of making the 30” ColorMark™ Rain Wand™ from start to finish.

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“It’s going to be a very fun and educational feature as you will see how we handcraft the 400 AL Water Breaker®, how the color is added to the rain wands, and the various testing and other components that go into each wand we make,” said Dramm.

Dramm is honored to be in the spotlight and enjoyed Home Factory’s visit. “The Canadian-based crew from Home Factory was great fun to work with and very professional as well,” said Heidi Dramm Becker, family owner of the Dramm Corporation.

Please check the HGTV Canada website for repeat airings.

Dramm has been making professional watering tools for nurseries, greenhouse growers and avid gardeners for over 70 years. Dramm strives to produce products that save time and energy while providing quality products that will last a lifetime.

Springing Hope! Dramm Partners with the FREE TO SMILE FOUNDATION For the 2nd Year

May 1st, 2015

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Manitowoc, WI – May 1st, 2015 – During the month of May, The Dramm Corporation will be “Gardening for Smiles!” For the second year, The Dramm Corporation is pleased to announce that it will be supporting the non-profit organization, FREE TO SMILE, during the annual “Springing Hope” effort.

During the month of May, when we are all hopeful for spring, your purchase of a Dramm gardening tool does more than just make your plants bloom! Your purchase will help complete a smile. A portion of your Dramm purchase, during May, will benefit FREE TO SMILE.

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FREE TO SMILE is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio that works to provide free surgical repair of cleft lip and palate in children and adults in remote areas of the world where care is not accessible. This organization accomplishes admirable work with a limited staff and handful of volunteers. They change lives one person at a time, giving hope to children who are shunned because of a fixable, physical imperfection.

In one week, FREE TO SMILE repaired 39 children and young adults giving them normalcy and enabling confidence so that they can share a smile. In the last year, FREE TO SMILE organized and completed 9 missions around the world.

Last year, in Dramm’s first philanthropic effort, The Dramm Corporation donated enough money to provide eleven cleft lip surgeries.

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Max Dramm Becker, volunteered with FREE TO SMILE in Guatemala in 2013. During that week, their group of volunteer doctors, nurses, and staff helped 39 children and their families. Many of the families traveled great distances with hope of surgical repair for their child. “The work FREE TO SMILE does is a blessing to those with cleft lip and palate who otherwise would not be able to get the medical treatment they need.” said Max.

Dramm products are available at local greenhouses and independent garden centers such as Ace Hardware, True Value, and Do It Best stores as well as many online sources.

Dramm has been making professional watering tools for nurseries, greenhouse growers and avid gardeners for over 70 years. Dramm strives to produce products that save time and energy while providing quality products that will last a lifetime.

For further information please contact Jessica Reinhardt at [email protected] or by phone at 920-645-6421. For more information about this compelling organization, please visit Freetosmile.org.

Dramm Corporation Welcomes Fritz Dramm

November 26th, 2014

Dramm Corporation is proud to announce and welcome Fritz Dramm as the new Fertilizer Production and Compliance Manager.

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Fritz received his bachelor’s degree at UW-Milwaukee School of Business Administration where he majored in Finance. He has over 20 years of experience in a management and production role. With his background, Fritz excels at maintaining great customer relationships and delivering quality products.

Fritz previously worked at Dramm through his high school and college years. “After being away from Dramm for 20+ years, it is a special opportunity to return to the place that is close to my heart,” said Fritz. “In high school I worked summers cutting grass, painting, and running for the mail. My college summers were supplemented by work in the factory and odd jobs around the plant.”

After graduating college, Fritz worked as part of the Equipment Sales and Support team. “After college I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work for Dramm with my grandmother Perdita, (Grammy Dt!), and my brother, Andy,” said Fritz. “Those many years ago I was able to learn about customer relationships, service to the customer, and the value of technical expertise. That experience helped me excel and gave me confidence as a professional in later years. It is nice to see so many familiar faces still at Dramm. I look forward to getting to know everyone at Dramm and forming relationships with our new and current customers.”

In his new position at Dramm, Fritz will be handling many different roles, including creating and maintaining fish scrap supplier relations, documenting standard operation procedures and assisting with plant equipment sourcing and upgrades at the Dramm Fish plant located in Algoma, WI. Fritz will assist with all matters of regulatory compliance including OMRI’s certification.

“We are very pleased that Fritz has returned to Dramm after a long hiatus,” said CEO Hans Dramm. “His many years of experience in the manufacturing sector, creating process efficiencies and improvements, will greatly aid our fertilizer production efforts.”

Fritz and Hans Dramm are first cousins. “It is always nice working alongside family members and friends,” said Hans. “Fritz is not only an immediate family member but his pleasant and fun demeanor will certainly add to the extended family dynamic we so carefully strive to foster at Dramm.”

You can contact Fritz by email at fdramm [at] dramm dot com or call him at (920) 645-6407.

 

Dramm Corporation, headquartered in Manitowoc, Wis., manufactures and distributes professional quality water tools, greenhouse equipment and OMRI liquid fish fertilizer.

 

DRAMM Announces Scholarship Recipients

August 14th, 2014

Manitowoc, WI – August 14th, 2014 – Dramm Corporation has awarded 11 scholarships for the 2014 school year.

Scholarship recipients are students who worked for Dramm part-time during the school year or are dependents of an employee. The scholarship program helps to assist students in financing their undergraduate education beyond high school. “Dramm is proud to support students who decide to further their education after high school.” said Marlene Dramm. “These are very intelligent and goal oriented students and we wish them all the best in the upcoming 2014 school year.”

This year’s recipients are:

Max Becker – College of Wooster

Mary Blackwell – University of Alabama

Katherine Bucher – U.W. Whitewater

Megon Bucher – University of Wisconsin

Olivia Krejcarek – College of St. Scholastica

Brook Luckow – U.W. Manitowoc

Jeremy Luckow – U.W. Manitowoc

Megan Luckow – U.W. Manitowoc

Michael Steeber – Northwest Tech. College

SeeViXai Thao – U.W. Green Bay

Landon West – Northwest Arkansas Community College

 

Dramm has been making professional watering tools for nurseries, greenhouse growers and avid gardeners for over 65 years. Dramm strives to produce products that save time and energy while providing quality products that will last a lifetime. For further information please contact Jessica Reinhardt at the information above or visit us online at www.dramm.com.

Happy Retirement Joy Mleziva

May 29th, 2014

After 15 years working devotedly as a Customer Service Representative for the Dramm Corporation, Joy Mleziva is retiring on May 28th, 2014.

JoySince January of 1999, Joy has  provided Dramm customers, whether they are a homeowner, Commercial/Retail Distributor, farmer or any other type of smaller business with friendly and timely solutions.

Before starting at Dramm, Joy worked in Customer Service, but in an entirely different industry, with a distinctly different product mix.

“This was a big challenge for me to change over to Greenhouse products,” said Joy. “But I learned a lot from Kurt Dramm and all the employees including Patti VanderHeiden, who works alongside me in Customer Service.”

Joy has been a Customer Service Representative for the entire 15 years she has been a Dramm employee.

“No Company could run without customers who believe in their product and we as Customer Service Representatives are there to make their experiences very pleasant and helpful when they contact us,” said Joy. “I never had a policy. I have just tried to do my very best each and every day”.

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“Joy is a wonderful member of the Dramm Team, offering a great combination of teamwork and laughter,” said CEO and CFO Hans Dramm. “I also know she had a great rapport with our customers, so she will be sorely missed from both sides of the Dramm door. We wish her all the best in her retirement and hope she will visit often.”

“I will miss everyone and I want to thank all past and present Dramm employees for being there when I needed help and to Kurt Dramm for giving a middle-aged lady a chance to work for such a wonderful company,” said Joy. “This is never good-bye. I will always be blessed by everyone I have met and talked to in these past 15 years and wish everyone continued happiness in their careers.”

 

Dramm has been making professional watering tools for nurseries, greenhouse growers and avid gardeners for over 65 years. Dramm strives to produce products that save time and energy while providing quality products that will last a lifetime.

For more information please contact Jessica Reinhardt at the information above or visit www.dramm.com

Gardening for Smiles in May

May 13th, 2014

Manitowoc, WI – May 13th, 2014 – The Dramm Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high quality watering tools, is “Springing for Hope”. Each May, the Dramm Corporation will choose a non-profit organization and will donate financially to the organization. This year efforts will benefit the Free to Smile Foundation, with a portion of May’s retail sales going to Free to Smile.Print

Free to Smile is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio that provides free surgery to children and young adults born with cleft lip and palate who live in underserved areas of the world.

“We salute Free to Smile’s amazing work of inspiring individuals in the US, and helping people all around the world.” said Heidi Dramm Becker, Executive Vice President at the Dramm Corporation, “This is especially close to my heart as our son, Max, was part of the Guatemala mission team last year. He saw firsthand the good that is being accomplished by Free to Smile.”

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Max during the 2013 mission

During the 2013 mission that Max was a part of, Free to Smile changed the lives of 39 children, young adults and their families. “The work Free To Smile does is a blessing to those with cleft lip and palate who otherwise would not be able to get the medical treatment they need.” said Max.

Gardening makes you smile. Now you can help complete someone else’s smile. Dramm’s donation to Free to Smile is part of a new yearly initiative to support great charitable work in our world. Dramm products are available at local independent garden centers including Ace Hardware, True Vale, and Do It Best stores as well as many online sources.

Dramm has been making professional watering tools for nurseries, greenhouse growers and avid gardeners for over 70 years. Dramm strives to produce products that save time and energy while providing quality products that will last a lifetime. 

For further information please contact Jessica Reinhardt at the information above or visit us online at www.dramm.com. You can also visit www.freetosmile.org for more information and Free to Smile’s success stories on Free to Smile.

Dramm Announces New Family Ownership

July 25th, 2013

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