It was a celebration at 7ACRES Cannabis Facility in Tiverton on Friday, as around 180 employees gathered to learn the future of the company.
General Manager, Ram Davloor spoke to the crowd, saying that their recent expansion to 6 grow rooms from 3 was only the beginning for the marijuana manufacturer.
He says that the plan is to expand the 25 grow rooms, with an additional 6 grow rooms planned for the adjacent facility that will begin construction in early 2019.
Davloor says that in the next few years the company will be employing around 600 people.
The company can currently produce around 10,000 kgs annually, which Davloor says is the minimum requirement the company can produce to be listed as a supplier nationally.
He says the current employees will be able to grow with the company, both in their regular work day, and in their respective careers.
Davloor says that there are plans to build a research facilities in British Colombia, and right here along Lake Huron in Goderich. During his presentation, he said the Goderich technology centre will create between 20 and 40 jobs.
''Genetics is going to be a big part of our business, so bringing in new genetics will allow us to develop more products'', he says.
Davloor says that from the outside, 7ACRES may look like just a greenhouse, but once you get inside you see that the technology in use, and techniques used are highly sophisticated.
Davloor says the rapid expansion of the 7ACRES facility can be attributed to the legalization of marijuana in Canada.
The law to legalize marijuana will come into effect on October 17th, 2018.