Sunburst Case Study

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Introduction
An ideal location for a greenhouse is where the light intensity is high, winter air temperatures are mild, and humidity is moderate. Such locations are difficult to find, but they provide the best environment for crop growth and minimize fuel and power costs. Water quality, volume of water, and avoiding waters with excessive salts are important considerations when choosing a location. Water supply should be able to provide a minimum of one gallon of water per plant per day. When choosing a location, consider the proximity to markets or a means of transporting the product to a distant market. While superhighways have made transporting greenhouse-grown vegetables easier, locating greenhouse near large population areas is still important.
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Sunburst produces a variety of vegetables in in more than 200 acres of greenhouses across the United States. Currently the produced vegetables are transported to near manufacturing facilities where they are canned and shipped to grocery stores. Sunburst’s greenhouses are located near the manufacturing facilities to reduce transportation costs and provide fresh produces to consumers. Sunburst ensures consumers their organic produces are fresh; their company’s marketing slogan is “fresh from the field”. Sunburst currently has five greenhouses and manufacturing facilities near the following cities: Sacramento, California; San Antonio, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Montgomery, Alabama; and Jacksonville, Florida.
Sunburst’s revenue has increase extremely by 500% over the past ten years. Consumer’s demand for organically-grown vegetables has increased dramatically and currently their greenhouses and manufacturing plants are at maximum capacity. Sunburst must open another greenhouse and manufacturing plant in order to continue profit growth. There are two main requirements when seeking a location for a new greenhouse and processing plant. They must be located near large volume of fresh water and interstate highway for easy
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Gulfport’s sea level has risen over the past century averaged approximately eight inches and the rate is expected to accelerate through the end of this century. Gulfport’s sea level is rising because subsiding local land elevation is sinking relative to sea level. Also, the combination of global sea level rise and local subsidence has led to a higher change in sea level at the local level. Additionally, Gulfport has experience extreme hurricanes and storm surges. Hurricanes gain strength over warm ocean waters. As the ocean surface continues to warm, hurricane intensity will likely continue to increase and sea level rise along the Gulfport’s coast is likely to erode wetlands and coastal shorelines. The area will be flooded more frequently and some ecosystems could be permanently

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