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2014

Jan 2014
Obtained 'State Historical Marker' from the State of Texas as first commercial Aloe vera farm

Feb 2014
- Hilltop Garden design received 'Merit Award' by the Texas Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects
- Acquired an additional 203 acres of farm land (increased total to 720 acres)

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2011

Feb 2011
Freeze in in the Rio Grande Valley

Mar 2011
Baby Aloe project initiated

Apr 2011
Gardens expansion started with healing concept

Jun 2011
Received pre-audit for Organic and Global GAP certification

Dec 2011
Received Organic and Global GAP certificates

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2005

Mar 2005
Began landscaping renovation project for Hilltop Gardens and Aloecorp

Sep 2005
Completed renovation – new landscaping and new manufacturing facility

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1990

Mar 1990
Acquired company called Vera Product, Inc.

May 1990
Completed expansion of manufacturing facility in Harlingen, Texas

Dec 1990
Completed building of manufacturing facility in Gonzalez, Mexico

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1989

Sep 1989
Established Aloe Research Foundation

Dec 1989
- Experienced first “Aloe plants freeze” due to cold weather
- Purchased Mexico Plantation in Gonzalez, Mexico

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1988

Apr 1988
- Grand Opening of Nam Yang Aloe International, Inc. dba Aloecorp
- Acquired Hilltop Gardens for Aloe vera plantation

Jun 1988
Began Aloe vera production operation

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1959

Hilltop Gardens were incorporated in Texas. Her daughter, Phyllis Schmidt, developed cosmetics using Aloe vera gel. Hilltop Gardens is the first business using Aloe vera gel as an ingredient in cosmetics.

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