A hemp processor primarily based in central Indiana plans to construct a $50 million facility in Westfield, bringing 100 new jobs to the region.
BDX-Indiana, a CBD extraction enterprise, operates a 63,000-square-foot facility in Indianapolis.
The very first phase of building of the facility, which received a city tax abatement final month, will start in December. The project’s second phase will start in March.
BDX-Indiana is a sister enterprise to Indiana hemp grower Biodynamic Ventures, which created a million clones and seedlings in 2019 and has a 26-grower network of contracted regional farmers who planted 350 acres of hemp.
“When we interviewed and chosen our farmers, we only let them plant 10-, 20- or 40-acre plots the very first year, simply because there’s a huge finding out curve from that point,” mentioned Ken Thieneman, president of BDX-Indiana.
At present, the farm’s harvested hemp plants are drying at the Indianapolis facility, exactly where plants will be ground and place in cold storage ahead of extraction.
The enterprise plans to generate three,500 acres in 2020, according to Thieneman.
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