New Lettuce Plant Will Have Roots in Temple as Company Expands
A company based in Minnesota has picked Central Texas as the prime location for their new greenhouse expansion.
According to a press release from Revol Greens, the Minnesota-based greenhouse lettuce producer is slated to plant its roots in Temple through a partnership with Equilibrium Capital.
“Temple’s central location in Texas means our products will reach shelves and tables throughout the southern U.S. efficiently," said Mike Wainscott, CFO of Revol Greens. "We’re eager to begin production in Temple and appreciate the work that the Temple EDC has invested over the past eight months to make this project happen.”
Upon approval from Bell County Commissioners Court, Revol Greens will break ground on the new operation in 2021, with plans to be operational in 2022.
Revol Greens plans to construct a 40-acre advanced greenhouse as part of an investment representing over $110 million. This includes two phases of what will ultimately be a four-phase expansion, expected to be the largest lettuce greenhouse globally at full build out. With Central Texas being a prime location, we're certain to see more and more developers looking our way, which means more jobs for Texans. Revol Greens will add 150 competitive, family-wage jobs with benefits over the next three to four years.
The facility will be financed by Equilibrium Capital, the leading investor in the greenhouse and controlled environment sectors in North America.
Revol Greens has locations in Minnesota, California and now Temple, making Revol Greens is the largest lettuce greenhouse grower in North America. Applying advanced growing methods and greenhouse technology, Revol Greens uses 90% less water than traditional field-grown greens. Currently, Revol’s greens are available in stores and restaurants across the Midwest.
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