“The introduction, and consistent growth of hemp within our region has created a variety of interconnected and interdependent opportunities to align the agricultural, manufacturing, and the academic disciplines. The “self- contained” supply chain is evolving from often disconnected industries and geographical regions into a tightly grouped circular supply chain covering seed to endless purposes including plastics, composite woods, hempcrete, and many other valuable products that utilize all facets of the hemp plant. Michigan and the I-Hemp Association are focusing on ways to accelerate that evolution, and we are pleased to be aligned with that mission.”
Greg Dean, COO
“Viridis Laboratories is proud to be helping lead the charge towards the use of industrial hemp fiber as an alternative to traditional plastic. It just makes sense to use an eco-friendly material like hemp fiber that contributes to the overall health of our planet as a renewable, biodegradable and sustainable resource.”
Gregory Michaud, CEO
“Hemp offers real solutions for people and the planet. We are proud to take part in iHemp Manufacturing’s program.
The hemp Frisbee will be a great demonstration of what hemp fiber can do to displace plastic. Besides, who doesn’t love a Frisbee?”
Lori Putt, CEO
“Hemp is paving the way towards a more sustainable future. Through collaboration and joint effort, we will succeed in furthering our impact. It’s an absolute pleasure to be working with iHemp Manufacturing and other companies to push forward this aligned vision.”
Helena Donoso, CEO
“Hemp is playing an important role in creating a sustainable future. iHemp Manufacturing is demonstrating the use of hemp to offset plastic in a useful and creative way!
We support the efforts of iHemp Manufacturing as they build out this circular economy!”
Dave Crabill, President
Craft Hemp Company
“Industrial Hemp will be a big part of everyone’s life as we move forward. I am amazed everyday as I find out what this plant can do for the planet and individuals. Now that industry and manufacturing can start working with the material it will be fun to see the many uses that will be developed.”
Blain Becktold, CEO
“How can a full-service payments and banking partner help improve financial security and give you access to a better overall product as a hemp business? Learn more from our partners at West Town Bank & Trust.”
– Melissa “The Maverick” Marsal, EVP/Chief Operating Officers.
“The amount of fresh water mixed with deforestation amplified by the mandate to remediate brownfield property makes the U.P. an ideal location to develop the future of Hemp in Michigan. Powered by Nature & tested by Invent@NMU meeting Academic R&D, the Opporunity Zone demonstrates the forward thinking needed in order to create industrial scale progress. Having an abundance of infrastructure for Paper & Pulping, Textiles and more which includes access to rail & shipping sets this block of land apart from most.”
GLHS | Michael E. Thue, CEO