Parker Town Manager Lori Wedemeyer has issued a press release regarding the proposed hemp processing facility in Parker South. Dated Jan. 6, it states the Town is looking forward and is excited to working with the La Paz Economic Development Corporation to bring this facility to Parker. However, she said that, as of Jan. 6, 2020, the Town had not received the necessary information needed to move forward with the facility.
The plant was announced at the Dec. 17 Parker Town Council by Skip Becker of the La Paz EDC. He said it would be run by the Calyxar group and would be on the site of the former Liquid Titan trans-mix plant. The CEO of Calyxar is John Knight, the former head of Liquid Titan. Becker and Knight said this would be a $25 million investment, and would provide 99 jobs at an average salary of $65,000 per year.