Greenhouse producer looks at $18 million expansion

28-05-2020    13:40   |    Star Press

US- Barber's greenhouse systems are already operational in a number of other locations across the country, including the city of East Chicago; the North Central Indiana Teen Challenge in Elkhart; Wapahani High School; and Urban REAP in Waco, Texas.

One of the greenhouses is planned to be built in Muncie.

 

The company is still working on constructing a $5 million to $8 million prototype aquaponics greenhouse, restaurant and exercise facility, called FARMacy, on West Jackson Street, a block west of the St. Mary's Church.

 

Plans for expanding these systems are constantly growing, according to officials with the company.

 

“We’re following through with an aggressive ramp-up of the ECSIA system for full-scale production in Daleville. The location is incredible for what we plan to do and the assistance from the county has been second to none,” Peter Florio President and Chief Operating Officer, from BHI stated in a release.

 

Brad Bookout, Delaware County’s director of economic affairs, worked with BHI to help position the project for development.

 

“We’re really excited to have such a strong partner willing to make this level of investment in Delaware County,” Bookout said.

 

The Delaware County Council is planning to assist the development financially with a bond issuance for the project, which went through first read on Monday morning during the council's monthly meeting.

 

Barber's greenhouse systems are already operational in a number of other locations across the country, including the city of East Chicago; the North Central Indiana Teen Challenge in Elkhart; Wapahani High School; and Urban REAP in Waco, Texas.

 

One of the greenhouses is planned to be built in Muncie.

 

The company is still working on constructing a $5 million to $8 million prototype aquaponics greenhouse, restaurant and exercise facility, called FARMacy, on West Jackson Street, a block west of the St. Mary's Church.

 

Plans for expanding these systems are constantly growing, according to officials with the company.

 

“We’re following through with an aggressive ramp-up of the ECSIA system for full-scale production in Daleville. The location is incredible for what we plan to do and the assistance from the county has been second to none,” Peter Florio President and Chief Operating Officer, from BHI stated in a release.

 

Brad Bookout, Delaware County’s director of economic affairs, worked with BHI to help position the project for development.

 

“We’re really excited to have such a strong partner willing to make this level of investment in Delaware County,” Bookout said.

 

The Delaware County Council is planning to assist the development financially with a bond issuance for the project, which went through first read on Monday morning during the council's monthly meeting.

 

Source: Star Press
Photo Courtesy of Inside Indiana Business


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