HempRise recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new hemp processing facility in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
The company selected Gray to design and build a 100,000-sq.-ft. operation that has the capacity to produce 10 metric tons of biomass per day, which is equivalent to approximately 8 million pounds of biomass per year.
HempRise plans to begin testing operations throughout the remainder of this year and will source hemp from local farmers to produce CBD, which the company will sell wholesale to manufacturers.
The company currently has 15 employees but plans to hire up to 50 when it launches commercial production next year.
“It’s always exciting to be part of new, innovative projects such as HempRise,” says Brian Jones, president and CEO of Gray Construction. “We wish them the very best as they embark on this new adventure.”
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