Modular Farms growing in town
BY STEVEN WARBURTON
Staff The former Alexandria Moulding location will soon have a new lease on life now that the Dalkeith-based Modular Farms Inc. is moving into the property.
North Glengarry council has agreed to rent a portion of the property at 95 Lochiel St. East, to the agriculture technology and plant science research company. Firm CEO Eric Amyot expects the move will allow him to double his workforce from the current 19 employees, within the next year. Modular Farms produces vertical farming equipment for producing food and medicine inside buildings.
The new Alexandria facility will build mobile farming units, which can be deployed anywhere in the world.
Modular Farms combines vertical farming approaches with “controlled environment agriculture,” which aims to provide protection and maintain optimal growing conditions by growing plants inside an enclosed growing structure like a greenhouse or building, reads a township press release.
“These farms, which are grown in specially constructed containers that are similar in appearance to shipping containers, can grow food virtually anywhere in the world. In addition to manufacturing and constructing these mobile farms, Modular Farms Inc., will be the home base of operations for innovation labs and beta testing of new technologies,” the release said.