VANCOUVER, May 21, 2020 /CNW/ - HempNova Lifetech Corporation, (the "Company" or "HempNova"), is pleased to announce that it has, through its wholly owned subsidiary, HNL2 Holdings LLC, acquired all assets of the Seven Oaks Hemp Center ("7Oaks"), located at 5130 Seven Oaks Road, Central Point, Oregon, USA for US$2.03 million. The assets acquired include the following:
- 45 acres of prime EFU farmland with water rights and a state-of-the-art irrigation system;
- a newly built 9,600 sq. ft. drying shop with three mesh belt mechanic dryers, one floor dryer and all associated natural gas and 3-phase power connections;
- a newly built 6,000 sq. ft. insulated warehouse;
- a newly built 8,000 sq. ft. greenhouse;
- various farming and processing equipment; and
- certain intangible assets, including water rights and all the permits related to 7Oaks operation.
7Oaks is a fully functional turn-key hemp operation and includes cultivation, harvesting, flower drying & processing, and biomass drying facilities. Hemp cultivated from 7Oaks in 2019 won several rewards, including 1st place in "Top Terpenes", 1st place in "Judges Favorite Flower" and 3rd place in "Highest CBD Hemp". The farm is well located in Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon and is surrounded by major hemp growing areas such as Ashland, Phenix, Applegate, Jacksonville, Eagle Points, Central Points and Gold Hill, with excellent access from Highway 99 and Highway 5.
Over the next two years, the Company plans to expand 7 Oaks into a major hemp service center which will include state-of-art greenhouses, drying shops for biomass, drying and processing facilities for smokable flowers and extraction facilities for production of hemp crude oil. During 2020, the Company intends to grow 35 acres of premium hemp at 7Oaks and provide drying services to local hemp growers. HempNova has obtained an ODA Hemp Grower License for the 2020 growing season.
"We are very excited about this strategic acquisition. Southern Oregon produces the premium smokable hemp flowers in the world", commented Dr. Ken Cai, Chairman & CEO of HempNova. "After our success in biomass drying in 2019, this strategic acquisition not only permits our Company to expand its business into Southern Oregon quickly, but also helps HempNova in reaching its goal to become a leading vertical integrated one-stop service provider to hemp growers."
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
"Maria Tang", President
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