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– Appointment of Barbara Jacobs as Vice President of Marketing strengthens leadership, reflects commitment to diversity and CEA segment expertise
– Signed first Canadian engineering and design services contract for CEA vertical farming facility focused on growing leafy greens and culinary herbs
– Delivered first purpose-built HVAC mechanical system to Missouri-based client’s 50,000 sq. ft. cannabis cultivation facility
Lafayette, CO (March 9, 2021) – urban-gro, Inc. (NASDAQ: UGRO) (“urban-gro” or the “Company”), a leading global horticulture company that engineers and designs commercial Controlled Environment Agriculture (“CEA”) facilities and integrates complex environmental equipment systems, today provided its first corporate update since listing on Nasdaq, highlighting recent achievements and accomplishment of near-term objectives.
“We have made significant progress in recent months to position the Company for both immediate and long term success. One of these initiatives revolves heavily around our marketing strategy, and moreover, the leadership that will drive the execution of our new multi-faceted approach. Bolstering our experienced team, we are excited to welcome back Barbara Jacobs as our Vice President of Marketing, to lead and further develop initiatives and campaigns to strengthen our sales opportunity pipeline,” commented Bradley Nattrass, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of urban-gro. “Barbara is a driven leader with strong experience in the CEA sector, and beyond leveraging her significant strengths, I am extremely excited about Barbara returning to the urban-gro team. Her return evidences the strength of our culture and our commitment to diversity in senior leadership.”
Company signs first Canadian engineering and design services contract for CEA vertical farming facility.
Leveraging learnings from working on over 300 Projects in the cannabis-focused CEA space, urban-gro entered into an engineering and design services contract with Interius Farms, a Canadian company specializing in growing leafy greens and culinary herbs.
Under the terms of the agreement, urban-gro will provide cultivation space planning (CSP), Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineering (MEP), and Integrated Cultivation Design (ICD) to position Interius Farms to provide Canadians with produce grown locally.
“We are excited to be working with Interius Farms and their innovative and patented approach to growing fresh and sustainable foods for the Canadian market. We are leveraging our design and engineering experience of high-performance facilities in cannabis to deliver an efficient, holistic, end-to-end engineering and design solution for Interius Farms,” added Jim Dennedy, urban-gro’s President and Chief Operating Officer.
Delivering on Expanded Offering in Line of Complex Environmental Equipment Systems
Since expanding the company’s complex environmental equipment offering in 2020, urban-gro has made its first delivery of a purpose-built HVAC mechanical system that generates approximately 1,000 Tons of A/C to service a 50,000 square foot cannabis cultivation facility.
“When we engineer and design CEA facilities, we design the entire ecosystem, paying close attention to how each piece of equipment interacts not only with each other, but also the overall environment. For this reason, we deemed it imperative to invest in our mechanical solutions offering. After a year of building and refining our go-to-market strategy for these complex, custom mechanical systems, I am extremely pleased with our team and partners as we achieved our goal of delivering our first system in Q1,” concluded Mr. Nattrass.
ABOUT URBAN-GRO, INC.
urban-gro is a leading systems integrator and agriculture technology firm focused on serving commercial cultivators around the world. The Company’s ag tech division, Soleil Technologies, delivers data-driven microclimate intelligence using high-density sense and control technology to improve crop quality, consistency, and operational efficiencies. By combining its design and integration services, industry-leading suite of cultivation equipment and crop management products, and proprietary technology solutions, urban-gro provides solutions for today’s commercial cannabis cultivators to efficiently manage their cultivation operations. urban-gro is recognized as one of the cannabis industry’s fastest growing systems integration and agricultural technology companies. Visit www.urban-gro.com and www.soleiltech.ag to learn more. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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