BrightFarms, New York, announced plans to build a new hydroponic greenhouse in Penn Township, Pa.
The new, 250,000-square-foot greenhouse will serve as one of the company’s four primary facilities in the United States, and will utilize hydroponics to grow its greens and herbs without soil. The $20 million project is expected to create 54 jobs over the next three years.
“BrightFarms is extremely grateful for the support we have received while searching for our next location in Pennsylvania,” says Paul Lightfoot, chief executive officer. “This is an exciting chapter for our company, as we push forward with our mission of providing more Americans access to the freshest, tastiest and most responsibly grown local produce through their supermarkets. Our next step will be recruiting members of the community to fill over 50 ‘green-collar’ jobs at the greenhouse. These employees will receive competitive pay, industry-leading benefits and world-class training from our team members.”