On August 2, 2017, Hemp, Inc. announced that after 3-1/2 years, millions of dollars spent on purchasing, disassembling, transporting, reassembling, rebuilding, refurbishing, beta testing and debugging, the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the Western Hemisphere is now operational and is processing its first product.
The milestone coincides with Hemp, Inc.’s installation of its NuAxon Tech CO2 Supercritical Extractor, the planting of hundreds of acres of industrial hemp and high-CBD hemp in North Carolina, Kentucky, Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon, and the successful establishment and ongoing monthly hemp educational seminars via The Hemp University at Louisburg College in Louisburg NC.
Executives were ecstatic to see the mill processing and packaging for the first time. Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc., stated:
“We will now begin marketing efforts in earnest. However, we have some very huge, potential orders that we have been in discussion with lately including one very large company that wants to purchase the entire productive capacity of our mill’s capabilities including expanding to double or triple its current capacity.
“This marks the end of a very long journey and the beginning of the next one. The team has done a sterling job in adhering to schedules and budget. I don’t think this would have been possible without the expertise and incredible work of David Schmitt. He was able to bring this project to fruition. I also want to give a special thank you to his entire team, who included Philip Boyer, Director of Operations, who worked alongside David throughout this entire process; Freddy Chavez, the Plant Foreman; Romeo Guzman, Shift Foreman; Joe Cannon, Maintenance Manager; Lenny Schuler, Maintenance technician; Derek Baker, Truck Driver; Nicole Villacres, David Schmitt’s Executive Assistant; Yvette Morgan, Accounting; Sandra Williams, Executive Assistant; Craig Perlowin, Former Secretary Treasurer of Hemp Inc.; Jed Perlowin, Great Southern Hemp Company; and, Gary Perlowin, Micro Security, for the awesome security system inside and outside of our facility, plus many others too numerous to mention.”
According to David Schmitt, COO of Hemp, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC, the company will stop processing for about half a day to build a frame to support the super sack. Said Schmitt:
“The steel just arrived late yesterday afternoon. We should have that done today and be wide open by Thursday or Friday.”
Hemp, Inc.’s 70,000 square foot industrial hemp processing facility, on over 9 acres in Spring Hope, North Carolina, is the only one of this magnitude in North America. It is indeed bound to become the mecca of this new clean green agricultural and industrial American revolution. Based on a variety of factors, Perlowin believes North Carolina is strategically positioned to be the largest hemp producing state in America by 2018.
To see the video of America’s largest hemp processing facility and 60-foot silo installation, click here.
To see the video of the largest hemp mill in the western hemisphere, click here.
To see the Hemp, Inc. mill in operation and processing product, visit Bruce Perlowin’s personal Facebook page and scroll down to August 1, 2017.
Suggested Reading: An editorial, “Here’s Another way North Carolina is out-hustling Virginia”, talks about North Carolina’s top hemp advocate on “how this (industrial hemp) genetic offshoot of marijuana is such a versatile crop that farmers can make money three ways off the same plant — the seeds can be used for food, the pods for nutritional supplements, the stalks used for fiber.” Read the full editorial here.
Hemp is a durable natural fiber that is grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. It’s one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. Hemp is used in nutritional food products such as hemp seeds, hemp hearts and hemp proteins, for humans. It is also used in building materials, paper, textiles, cordage, organic body care and other nutraceuticals, just to name a few. It has thousands of other known uses. A hemp crop requires half the water alfalfa uses and can be grown without the heavy use of pesticides. Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products. The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop on a large scale, according to the Congressional Resource Service. However, with rapidly changing laws and more states gravitating towards industrial hemp and passing an industrial hemp bill, that could change. Currently, the majority of hemp sold in the United States is imported from China and Canada, the world’s largest exporters of the industrial hemp crop.
With a deep-rooted social and environmental mission at its core, Hemp, Inc. seeks to build a business constituency for the American small farmer, the American veteran, and other groups experiencing the ever-increasing disparity between tapering income and soaring expenses. As a leader in the industrial hemp industry with ownership of the largest commercial multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in North America, Hemp, Inc. believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan. Thus, Hemp, Inc.’s “Triple Bottom Line” (social, environmental, financial, also known as people, planet, profit) approach serves as an important tool in balancing meeting business objectives and the needs of society and environment at the same time. Hemp, Inc. is online at www.hempinc.com.