DAG, an industry leader in the planning, design and construction of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) facilities for the Cannabis and produce industries, is pleased to announce its completion of a 13,000-square-foot facility for Hamilton Farms in Millville, New Jersey. Hamilton Farms is a craft cultivator delivering high-quality Cannabis to the New Jersey adult-use market.
DAG CEO Mark Gemignani and Director of Architecture and Engineering Jeff Lair attended the grand opening and ribbon-cutting event for the facility, which is ready to begin operations.
After verifying the building’s suitability (it was previously a warehouse), DAG gutted and renovated the entire space for optimal configuration to allow the production of high-quality craft Cannabis. DAG led execution of design and construction, and integration of all specialty vendors, consultants, and subcontractors.
DAG commenced the project in May 2022 with a preliminary high-level schematic design providing 4,496 square feet of canopy, including a seamless flow between mother, clone, propagation, vegetation and flower rooms; and appropriately sized rooms for harvest activities (dry, trim, cure) and post-harvest activities (packaging and vault). The company also designed and constructed a headhouse (water room), electrical room, IT room, areas for shipping and receiving, storage rooms, and ancillary spaces including offices, locker rooms and restrooms.
Hamilton Farms CEO and COO, and longtime friends, Rahul Patel and Kunal Lodaya submitted their initial application for a New Jersey Cannabis business license in December 2021, after the February passing of adult-use Cannabis reform bills into law. They were among the first applicants to be approved for a conditional license, and one of the first operations to be approved for conversion into a full annual license.
“DAG was with us from step one to build out an initial concept. We looked at many sites, and DAG’s insight was invaluable. Once we locked in our lease, DAG was integral in envisioning the design and layout; its team members were always available,” said Patel. “Their breadth of knowledge in CEA and planning, design and construction of Cannabis facilities is incredible.”
“When we began this journey, we were new to the Cannabis industry and chose DAG because we could trust their guidance in helping us to make decisions. Their team is honest, and we value their opinion. They continue to be a part of many decisions we make day in and day out,” said Lodaya.
“Throughout foundational planning, design, pre-construction and construction, and even now during post-construction, we are pleased to have guided and worked with Hamilton Farms to create an efficient and effective facility that will help them run a profitable Cannabis operation,” said Gemignani. “We helped them to be practical, thoughtful and economical, so their processes beyond growing can be seamless.”
About DAG – The Grow Facility Company:
DAG is an industry leader in the planning, design and construction of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) facilities for the indoor agriculture industry. DAG – The Grow Facility Company – takes a facility from concept to harvest, with its full suite of services of foundational planning, integrated preconstruction services, and construction and commissioning. DAG’s approach focuses on cost-effective solutions to assure long-term success for growers throughout North America. DAG is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. For more information, visit www.dagfacilities.com.