40 Under 40, Class of 2015

Travis Knoop


Metrolina Greenhouses Inc., York, South Carolina

Job Title

Director of Labor


Helped redefine the labor/operations side of company’s recently purchased perennial farm. Implemented a new system that provided insight into the efficiency breakdowns in the field and on loading docks that reduced labor costs and loading time by 15 percent in the first two weeks.


Keeping Track: Travis earned a college scholarship for track and field that allowed him to travel around the world throwing the discus, shot put, javelin and hammer.

Fun Facts

Fab Fajitas: Travis was raised in New Mexico in a little farm town full of authentic Mexican flavor. His favorite plate is Fat Boy Fajitas at Irma’s Restaurant in Deming, New Mexico.