AeroFarms, which is building the world’s largest indoor, vertical farm in the Cane Creek Centre industrial park, will hold job fairs on March 15-16 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.
The company is looking for mechanics, engineers, machine technicians and operators, packaging operators, material handlers and more. Initially, the company will employ 92 workers.
The hours for the job fair on Tuesday, March 15, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hours for the job fair on Wednesday, March 16, will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sign up at https://forms.office.com/r/hnfFFFd9qg or apply confidentially at www.aerofarms.com/careers.
Company officials today gave local officials and the media a tour of the facility under construction, This facility — the size of two football fields — will produce millions of pounds of leafy greens a year. The project is on time and on budget and will be operational this summer.
AeroFarms, a Certified B Corporation and leader in vertical farming, has developed its own proprietary growing technology to be able to grow produce all year round with annual productivity up to 390 times greater than traditional field farming.
The company has developed patented, award-winning indoor vertical farming technology that provides the perfect conditions for healthy plants to thrive, taking agriculture to a new level of precision, food safety, and productivity while using zero pesticides and up to 95% less water than traditional field farming. By hiring locally and creating year-round employment, AeroFarms is able to grow all year to nourish its communities with high quality produce that delivers optimal nutrition and exceptional flavor.
The company produces 550 types of plants. The Danville facility will focus on leafy greens.