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Leading Manufacturer of Plastic Containers
NSI has one of the largest selections of nursery containers available. More sizes, shapes, weights, and colors to fit your needs. No matter what you are growing, Nursery Supplies is sure to have the container you need. Located in your region to provide the highest quality service and most affordable shipping.

Pot-in-Pot Systems

Pot-In-Pot by Nursery Supplies has proven itself to be a very remarkable way to combine the natural advantages of field growing with the control and convenience of above-ground growing. The benefits of this type of container growing are enormous, and can be used by virtually any grower, in any area, under conditions that are dry or wet, flat or hilly, mild or harsh. Plants grow faster, labor costs are reduced, plants are healthier and harvesting can take place year round.

Pot-in-pot is used primarily by growers of large plants and trees (most commonly in #15 or #25 pots), but has been successfully used with pots as small as seven gallons.

The installation of a pot-in-pot system does necessitate higher initial costs, but in the long run growers have found that the savings they experience in production and labor expense significantly outweigh the costs.

NSI Pot-In-Pot

The pot-in-pot system is one of the best ways to grow healthier plants. Because the pot is placed in a socket in the ground, the environment the plant grows in is much easier to control - The plant won’t blow over in strong winds - the root ball will maintain better temperatures - fertilizer and water can be controlled easier - and harvesting your crop is as easy as lifting the pot out of the socket, saving your plants roots. Healthier Plants - Your customers will thank you!

As one of the originators of the Pot-in-Pot System, Nursery Supplies’ Grip-Lip containers remain the best container designs for this method of in-ground growing.

Trade SizeApprox. CaliperSocket PotLiner Pot
#73/4" - 1"GL2800EG2800/2800CU
#151 1/4" - 2"GL6900EG6900/6900BXL
#252" - 2 1/2"GL10000EG10000/10000BXL

Printing, Hot Stamping & Colors

Branding moves products and NSI is your branding expert. We offer our blow moldedpressure formed and injection molded containers in many standard colors or select a custom color to meet your marketing requirements. Insure your customers knows you year-after-year by developing that recognized brand.

Our weather-tested and customer-proven inks can be printed on your color container with your specific design in two colors in trade sizes from #1 through #7. Need a container larger than a #7? NSI offers a one color hot-stamp option to imprint your logo multiple times around the container.

Our graphics department will even render your design before the manufacturing process to insure your satisfaction. You pick the colors, you develop the design and NSI will produce your branded container.

Do you also need barcode labeling on your containers? NSI can be your source using water, chemical and smudge resistant labels. When your company requires that branded appearance, let NSI work with you to make it happen. Contact your Regional Sales Manager to discuss your needs.

Plant locations

  • 1415 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201 -- 1-800-523-8972
  • 534 W. Struck Avenue, Orange, CA 92867 -- 1-800-367-7687
  • 2050 Avenue A, Kissimmee, FL 34758 -- 1-888-374-3198


Sales Representatives (by region)

Robert Rodriguez -
Jeff Pissocra -
Gene Brogdon -
Warren Lockeby -
Andy Zimlich - 
Rick Remling -
Cory Butler - 
 Skye Sawyer - 

Robert Summers, VP of Sales

Nursery Supplies Inc.® (NSI®) is the world’s leading manufacturer of plastic containers for the wholesale nursery industry. Originally called Farm Supplies, the company was founded by Theodore J. Guarriello Sr, as an offshoot of a northern New Jersey farmers’ cooperative. In its early days, the company marketed such products as bushel baskets, apple crates and seedling trays to what was then called the “truck farm” industry in the Metropolitan New York and Philadelphia areas.

Ted Guarriello Sr had an intuitive marketing sense and led the company to become the country’s first producer of plastic containers for the nursery industry. The company grew steadily throughout the early ‘60’s, and by 1966, his eldest son Henry, has become active in the firm. It was in 1966 the family took the step of officially incorporating as Nursery Supplies, Inc.®

With the rapid growth of wholesale nursery activity throughout the country in the early ‘70’s, particularly in Florida and Southern California, both areas in which crops could grow twelve months a year, NSI® saw the opportunity to serve the growers’ needs on a national scale. In 1976, the company opened its first west coast facility in Southern California, managed by Ted Sr’s youngest son Ted Jr, and his daughter Rita. In 1984 this same team opened a manufacturing facility in McMinnville, Oregon to serve the rapidly developing Oregon nursery industry.

In the meantime, the company’s eastern operation was relocated from northern New Jersey to Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, and in 1994 to its present site in Chambersburg, Pa. In 2000, Nursery Supplies® merged with The Lerio Corporation, who had developed a very strong wholesale customer franchise in the southeastern United States. Concurrently, the company built a brand new 125,000 sq foot manufacturing facility in Kissimmee, Florida, to capitalize upon the combination of The Lerio Corporations’ strong customer relationships in the south and NSI’s® advanced manufacturing capabilities. In May 2005, Lincolnshire Management Inc., a private equity firm headquartered in New York City, acquired substantially all of the outstanding shares from the Guarriello family.

Today, Nursery Supplies® is the only company fully dedicated to the wholesale nursery industry with blow molding, injection molding and large scale thermoforming manufacturing capabilities dedicated to this industry. It is also providing its expertise to consumer products companies in need of deep draw, thin wall containers compatible with the company’s core expertise. Ever forward looking, the company converted its raw material streams to nearly exclusive use of recycled materials in 2008, and today continues to innovate the unique use of post-consumer plastics as well as development of bio-resins and ecologically responsible solutions for its customers.

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