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Metrolina Greenhouses founder dies


December 21, 2009
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. | Charlotte Observer

tom_ghouseDec. 21, 2009 – Tom Van Wingerden, a Dutch immigrant's son who founded one of the
nation's largest greenhouses in Huntersville and was a regular on the
Legends racing series, died in an incident involving his utility
vehicle early Saturday.

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Tom Van Wingerden, an avid racer
and founder of Metrolina
Greenhouses, died early Saturday.
2007 Charlotte Observer Photo.


 

Dec. 21, 2009 – Tom Van Wingerden, a Dutch immigrant's son who founded one of the
nation's largest greenhouses in Huntersville, North Carolina, and was a regular on the
Legends racing series, died in an incident involving his utility
vehicle early Saturday. He was 63. | READ MORE

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