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Hemp Processor Looking to Build New Facility in Sheboygan
Wisconsin Ag Connection – 06/14/2018
A Wisconsin-based industrial hemp processing business is looking to expand its Sheboygan facilities before the end of the year. iHemp Alliance Medical LLC plans to build a 48,700-square-foot growhouse and laboratory.
The company, which was established in March 2018, will use the new building as a pharmaceutical-grade ISO Class 5 Cleanroom facility. It will also grow hemp using aeroponic technology at the location.
CEO Thomas Ducharme says the project will cost about $12 million to complete. He hopes to break ground on the plant next month and finish work on the building by fall.
iHemp would use the plant to make clothing, food and beverages, paper, building supplies, plastics, building materials and chemical cleanup.
The state legislature passed a bill last fall making it legal for farmers to grow hemp as a cash crop, starting this year. Wisconsin is now one of 32 states with industrial hemp pilot programs.
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