Posts tagged ‘Pamplico’
While many of you out there may see this type of activity on your local fields fairly regularly, trust us, it’s not flax that is being baled up. The CRAiLAR team is happy to see our flax which was harvested a few short weeks ago, get baled up, sorted and prepared to be picked up for delivery to our Pamplico facility. While the baling is taken care of with some very large machinery and talented operators, the logistics of getting the bales lined up, placed on the flatbeds, tied down and delivered is no small feat. Thanks to everyone for all your continued effort!
Following our last update, we have included a few more pictures documenting the progress we are making at our Pamplico Facility. The inefficient lighting has been stripped from the ceiling and old ductwork has been dismantled. These materials will then be organized and carted off to the recycling center. All asbestos has been removed and contained properly. The lead paint has been encapsulated which brings the building up to code. We’re closing in on next steps and ready for the deliveries and installation of the rigs and supports, creating the “skeleton” upon which all of our equipment will operate.
As mentioned Wednesday this week, we would like to keep you updated on how things are going with the flax harvest this spring. At the risk of sounding a bit smug, we can confidently say that our efforts are bearing fruit, seed and straw in our case.
We have been working on growth trials, trying various strains of flax from around the world, and testing the fields for a few seasons, and we are getting very close to harvest in South Carolina. Winter growing is a bit of a challenge but flax is proving itself to be a very robust and hardy plant.
Speak to you soon!
The CRAiLAR Team
Adams Electrical on site to ensure we don’t zap ourselves!