Fri, Feb 17|
Hempitecture MFG | Jerome, ID
Hempitecture Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
You are invited to witness American history at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Hempitecture's new state-of-the-art non-woven manufacturing facility!
Time & Location
Feb 17, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM MST
Hempitecture MFG | Jerome, ID, 421 East 500 South #100, Jerome, ID 83338, USA *located behind the Flying J Gas Station off HWY 93
About the event
Hempitecture, a nonwoven manufacturer that uses biobased, carbon-capturing plant-based fibers to create healthier, high-performing products, is excited to announce the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first nonwoven manufacturing facility of its kind in the United States.
This event is free of charge.
Date: February 17th, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 MST PM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM MST (optional) Light Lunch and Tour
Location: 421 East 500 South #100, Jerome, ID 83338, USA
*located behind the Flying J Gas Station off HWY 93. GPS Currently points to the wrong location. Set GPS for Flying J Jerome, Idaho
Speakers to include:
Tom Kealey - Director of the Idaho Dept. of Commerce
Rudy Soto - USDA Rural Development Director for Idaho
Nicholas Ryan & Sven Mumme-Emerging Technologies at U.S. Department of
Matthew Mead - Founder & CEO of Hempitecture
Schedule of event:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:
11:10 - 11:15 Welcome from Larry Hall, Jerome 2020
11:15 - 11:20 Tom Kealey - Director of the Idaho Dept. of Commerce
11:20 - 11:25 Rudy Soto - USDA Rural Development Director for Idaho
11:25 - 11:35 Nicholas Ryan & Sven Mumme - Emerging Technologies at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
11:35 - 11:40 Aimee Christensen - Hempitecture Board of Directors
11:40 - 11:50 Matthew Mead - Founder & CEO of Hempitecture
11:50 - 12:00 pm Ribbon Cutting and Photos
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Tour of the US Manufacturing Facility led by the Hempitecture team
*A light lunch will be provided
In 2012, Founder CEO Matthew Mead set out for tangible solutions to the climate crisis and founded the Hempitecture concept. The brand’s mission is to use plant-based resources to replace toxic, synthetic materials used in industries such as construction. By designing, manufacturing, and distributing biobased thermal insulation products like HempWool®, Hempitecture is helping construction projects optimize performance with a lower embodied carbon.
In 2018, the company was formally founded alongside Co-Founder Tommy Gibbons, as a Public Benefit Corporation, enabling a scalable business model that achieves public benefits such as reduced embodied carbon, improved health in homes, and increased sustainability across multiple industries. Since its inception, Hempitecture has become a pioneer of biobased building methods in the United States, including the supply and completion of over 20 hempcrete projects, ranging from small builds to intricate projects designed by world-renowned architects. With headquarters in Sun Valley, ID, and manufacturing and distribution locations in Twin Falls, ID, North Lima, OH, and Knoxville, TN, Hempitecture is committed to reducing the embodied carbon of the built environment, increasing operational sustainability, and ultimately building a better world.
About our Manufacturing Facility
Hempitecture will produce nonwoven materials at the new facility, with hemp fiber being the primary component. The unique line configuration works with natural fibers to create a wide range of products for multiple industries, including Hempitecture’s HempWool, a sustainable, bio-based high-performing building insulation material. Additionally, Hempitecture will utilize its nonwoven manufacturing technologies to produce sustainable liners for cold freight partners who serve industries such as meal delivery services and the pharmaceutical industry. All products produced will use compostable packaging and pallet racks to reduce the use of plastics within the manufacturing process. The hemp used for production is sourced locally from Hempitecture’s partner, IND Hemp, roughly 60 miles from the facility. With the need for US-grown and US-manufactured products, Hempitecture’s facility creates a necessary natural fiber bio-based supply chain that lowers the carbon footprint for making sustainable building and insulation materials.
Strengthening the opportunity of industrial hemp in the United States has always been at the forefront of Hempitecture's efforts. While many of the building materials that we have specialized in over the years are new to the United States, we can look towards international models of industrial hemp products coming from local systems.
Our earliest projects were built with imported industrial hemp, which adds to both the carbon footprint of the material as well as the cost. When Hempitecture began to transition towards focusing on hemp insulation as a scalable pathway forward we realized it would be beneficial both environmentally and economically to bring the manufacturing of HempWool® to the United States. In Early 2021, this idea was crystallized, and Hempitecture began planning a full-scale manufacturing facility that would enable the development of the industrial hemp industry here in the United States.
Official Ceremony with SpeakersManufacturing Facility
Afternoon TourManufacturing Facility
Hempitecture Ribbon Cutting
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