US (MI): New hemp facility coming to Evart Industrial Park

United We Stand, LLC, has submitted a proposal to purchase two lots in the Evart Industrial Park for the purpose of establishing a research and development facility to develop products made from hemp.

“This is a community development project,” partner Robb LaPeen said. “It will be a little different than what everybody is used to because we will be focused on research and development, and education and training."

LaPeen said the first stage will be to get the research and development lab established and then develop the training and education center. Future expansion will include an indoor grow and processing facility and possibly a retail store.

“It is going to be one project at a time, and it will take about five years to develop it all,” he said. “We have three projects that will go hand in hand — the research and development center, the training and education center, and the wellness center.”

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