EcoGen laboratories, a reputed CBD manufacturing and extraction lab based in Los Angeles, has announced to finalize the former 20-acre property of the Grand Junction Steel Building to be built as a major Hemp production hub. Grand Junction Steel was closed in the year 2009, which previously served the railroad industry. In 2018, it was federally legalized to serve as the hemp processing industry. The onus of transforming the Grand Junction into the Hemp processing and production site is to explode the CBD industry which is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis. The transformation also aims at expanding EcoGen Labs far beyond its present situation. Started just a few months ago, EcoGen Labs now has 205 employees with a plan to employ an additional 20 employees to manage its operations effectively.
Talking about this large move, Keith Ehlers, Facilities Development Director of EcoGen Labs, said,
When it’s all said and done, it will house everything. A large contingent of our operations and sales and administrative offices. It will have our entire processing line through there, which does include everything from extraction all the way through to final products. We’ll have a distribution center because we’re a very large-scale operation.
EcoGen Labs will be concentrating on every nooks and corner of the CBD industry starting from seed production to the manufacturing of CBD products. It has plans to increase its processing of 10,000 kilograms of CBD and production to 400 million hemp seeds every month. However, to transform this vision into reality, EcoGen Labs needs more space and therefore, it has called for transforming the 20-acre property on the Grand Junction into a hemp production hub.
Therefore, EcoGen Labs has begun to complete all the legal formalities to obtain the permit to start its operations on the Grand Junction site. The company has also filed for a permit to allow it to construct greenhouses, which are essential when hazardous products associated with hemp processing come out as by-products. However, the actual time when the application would be heard out by the planning commission is still under the veil.