CO: Surna, Inc. Announces Significant Facility Expansion
15 Jul, 2015
Surna, Inc., a technology company that engineers state-of-the art equipment for controlled environment agriculture ("CEA") with special expertise in cannabis cultivation, announced expansion into a neighboring, second, facility to substantially increase the Company's operating footprint.
The new facility provides nearly 7,000 square feet of additional space increasing the Company's total footprint as well as its manufacturing footprint by nearly 40 percent and 70 percent respectively. Surna's current facility occupies 18,000 square feet with 9,600 square feet dedicated to manufacturing and assembly operations. Surna plans to utilize the additional space to expand and scale up manufacturing operations in order to keep up with increasing demand.
This is the second expansion for the Company since inception in March 2014.
"New space is difficult to find in Boulder, Colorado. We are excited to have acquired additional space next to our current facility that will allow us to expand production capacity unimpeded for the next several months. This additional facility enables us to better meet the rapidly growing cannabis sector demand without having to relocate or shift operations," stated Bryon Jorgenson, Surna's Chief Operating Officer.
Surna, Inc. (www.surna.com) develops innovative technologies and products that monitor, control and or address the energy and resource intensive nature of indoor cannabis cultivation. Currently, the Company's revenue stream is based on its main product offerings – supplying industrial technology and products to commercial indoor cannabis grow facilities.
Headquartered in Boulder, CO, Surna's diverse engineering team is tasked with creating novel energy and resource efficient solutions, including the Company's signature water-cooled climate control platform. The Company's engineers continuously seek to create technology that solve the highly specific demands of the cannabis industry for temperature, humidity, light and process control.
Surna's goal is to provide intelligent solutions to improve the quality, the control and the overall yield and efficiency of CEA. Though its clients do, the Company neither produces nor sells cannabis.
Statement about Cannabis Markets
The use, possession, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis is prohibited by federal law. This includes medical and recreational marijuana. Although certain states have legalized medical and recreational cannabis, companies and individuals involved in the sector are still at risk of being prosecuted by federal authorities. Further, the landscape in the cannabis industry changes rapidly. What was the law last week is not the law today and what is the law today may not be the law next week. This means that at any time the city, county, or state where cannabis is permitted can change the current laws and/or the federal government can supersede those laws and take prosecutorial action. Given the uncertain legal nature of the cannabis industry, it is imperative that investors understand that the cannabis industry is a high risk investment. A change in the current laws or enforcement policy can negatively affect the status and operation of our business, require additional fees, stricter operational guidelines and unanticipated shut downs.