Revol Greens, a Minnesota-based producer of greenhouse lettuce, has plans to locate a new a manufacturing operation in Temple, Texas. Pending final negotiations with Bell County Commissioners Court, the company 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. Revol Greens will add 150 jobs with benefits over the next three to four years.
The facility will be financed by Equilibrium Capital, the investor in the greenhouse and controlled environment sectors in North America. In addition to investments with AppHarvest in Kentucky, Houweling's in California and Utah, and Finka in Mexico, Equilibrium's Controlled Environment Foods strategy investments also include Revol's existing facilities in Minnesota and California.
"We are thrilled to welcome Revol Greens to Temple," said Adrian Cannady, president and CEO of Temple Economic Development Corporation. "Revol joins a growing roster of food and beverage companies that choose to base their manufacturing and distribution operations in Temple, Texas."
Currently, Revol's greens are available in stores and restaurants across the Midwest. The new Temple operation represents Revol's first southern expansion, which will allow the company to distribute its sustainably produced, organic lettuce products throughout Central Texas and the South. Products will move from the facility to market three to four days faster than food products coming from the west coast, enhancing freshness.
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.