After being awarded its Business License from the City of Commerce, California, 4Front Ventures has begun operations at one of the largest, most efficient cannabis manufacturing facilities in the world (view photos in gallery).
The multi-state cannabis operator's new 170,000 sq. ft. facility will manufacture both in-house and partner brands, including infused pre-rolls, gummies, hard candies, fruit chews, caramels, mints, soft gel capsules, vapes, tinctures and other manufactured infused products.
The facility includes:
- A 170,000 sq-ft manufacturing facility outside of Los Angeles.
- An 80,000 sq-ft distribution and warehousing footprint.
- 25,450 sq-ft of finished goods storage.
- 3,931 sq-ft of dry flower storage.
The new plant produces nine of 4Front's 20 brands and 164 different SKUs using advanced machine and automation technologies. At a minimum, the facility produces 10 times more product per shift than the 4Front's largest managed facilities in Washington, according to the company.
The announcement comes shortly after 4Front's definitive agreement to acquire New England Cannabis Corporation (NECC), a cannabis cultivator with facilities based in Holliston, Massachusetts. When the NECC deal cloases, the company plans to immediately begin scaling its presence as a dominant wholesaler and producer in the two adult-use markets of Massachusetts and California.
"The manufacturing scale of our facility is first of its kind, and the response we've seen during our pre-commercial sales has been tremendous," said 4Front CEO Leo Gontmakher in a statement. "With our suite of brands, custom-built automated machinery, signature low-cost production and manufacturing capabilities, we're confident our commerce facility will enable us to emerge as one of the top high-quality cannabis producers and price leaders in one of the largest and most competitive marketplaces in the world."
The new plant in Commerce also has a distribution partnership with Nabis, a fully-licensed cannabis wholesale platform.