Hemp Processing Facility Opens in Colorado
Paragon Processing — a state-of-the-art facility offering total seed-to-shelf solutions for industrial-scale hemp processing, manufacturing and storage — has announced it is now open for business.
The high-security facility, stationed on a 38-acre property, is located 140 miles south of Denver, Colorado.
The 250,000-square-foot facility is the largest hemp processing facility currently operating in the United States. It can store up to 50 million pounds of hemp biomass and hosts 13 dock-high loading positions, along with housing Superior Flow processing equipment.
Paragon Processing offers full-scale processing for up to 1 million pounds of hemp biomass per month, with a target to expand to 2 million pounds with the arrival of the upcoming 2019 fall harvest season, which runs from September through November.
“We’re pleased to offer an array of turnkey services, including extraction, distillation, isolation, THC-free processing, sales, storage and third-party laboratory testing,” said Matt Evans, Paragon Processing co-president. “It is important to our mission to provide a one-stop shop partnership for clients, whether they are farmers seeking assistance, new companies testing an idea or an established business seeking to strengthen its production practices and/or product lines.”
Paragon Processing’s climate-controlled facility minimizes the risks associated with external weather conditions and temperature shifts, providing solutions for all farmers’ needs. Additionally, by offering the proper storage conditions and ideal cooler temperatures, the threat of mold is entirely eliminated.
Post-harvest support is a core value of Paragon Processing, where the team provides assistance surrounding the manufacturing of hemp-derived products, with no upfront or monthly costs required. The company prides itself on utilizing the most up-to-date and state-of-the-art techniques, including cryo-ethanol extraction and three-stage molecular distillation.
After it leaves Paragon Processing, product then makes its way to a white-label distribution center, located in Colorado Spring. The 45,000-square-foot partner facility churns out voluminous hemp-derived products per day, from 1 million gummies to 10,000 tinctures, along with wellness products, like lip balm and sunscreen.
To learn more about Paragon Processing, click here.