Sustainable building materials firm Hempitecture Inc. is planning to open a new 20,000-sq-ft production facility in Jerome, ID that will manufacture hemp-based insulation products for the residential and commercial construction markets, Southern Idaho Economic Development announced in a recent release.
“We are thrilled to be locating our first manufacturing facility in Southern Idaho, an agriculturally focused region,” said the firm’s founder and CEO, Matthew Mead, in a statement. “The Magic Valley, strategically situated along the I-84 corridor, allows us to easily reach our target markets across the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Northwest, and West Coast. We’re thankful for the support of the community in making this project possible and we look forward to being an asset to the region for many years to come.”
Fiber insulation made at the site will be sold under the HempWool brand. The company currently holds a patent for HempWool insulation and uses proprietary textile technology to produce the products.
“We are so excited to welcome Hempitecture to the Magic Valley,” Southern Idaho Econonmic Development Executive Director Connie Stopher, CEcD, said in the release. “The combination of sustainability, agricultural technology, and innovation makes this a wonderful addition to Southern Idaho.”
Operations are expected to start at the site in May 2022.