Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. corporate developments
HEMPCO FOOD AND FIBER INC. Symbol: TSX.V – HEMP
VANCOUVER, April 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (TSXV: HEMP) ("Hempco") is pleased to announce that Hempco® has received its "Development Permit" from the County of Leduc and commenced installation for operation of its hemp seed food, hemp nutraceutical and hemp fiber processing equipment at its new 915 - 34 Street Nisku Alberta location.
Hempco® entered into a lease to purchase agreement in November 2016 with REDCO PROPERTIES LTD. (REDCO) of Edmonton Alberta for a 5 acre property with a new 56,000 sq. ft. facility located within site of Highway #2 located just south of Edmonton Alberta city limits. The property has easy year round trucking access, has 72 stalls for staff parking and a large yard expansion for trucks turning around for loading and unloading.
56,000 sq. ft. Building Status and Features:
Function and Capacity (based on 20hr/day, 220 days/year operating):
"It's the perfect location and facility for fulfilling our mandate of "whole crop utilization." We still have a lot of work to do, and more money to spend to get it running the way we want, and we will need to hire many more good people," says CEO Charles Holmes. "The Alberta government has been very supportive. Edmonton is a fantastic resource center for parts, services and skilled labour. Edmonton is also the heart of Canada's longest and sunniest growing hours and some of the best soil with lowest risk from flooding land area for growing industrial hemp. Logistically we couldn't be in a better place. Hempco® has already begun implementing BRC "AA" level safety and quality control measures and software systems that will raise the "hemp industry bar" to produce the highest quality products with the greatest efficiency in a state of the art – "pharmaceutical grade" facility for: hemp food processing, hemp fiber processing and hemp nutraceutical low THC CBD processing."
Hempco® is targeting June 2017 for a grand opening of food and fiber processing.
Hempco® and the Holmes family is a trusted and respected pioneer, innovator and provider of premier hemp seed foods for more than 15 years. Hempco® is committed to a triple bottom line – People, Planet, Profits and to capitalizing on the Hempco® mandate of "whole crop utilization" and developing hemp foods, hemp fiber and hemp CBD nutraceuticals, a "tri-crop" opportunity for producers and processors. Hempco® has grown its business significantly and is generating value and profits for shareholders.
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