-information courtesy of Franklin County Public Information Officer James F. Hicks III
Franklin County is the site for a new plant that will produce hemp food products, representing a $10 million investment and the creation of dozens of jobs.
China-based Q-power Inc. is in the final phase before it begins operation at 3959 NC-39 S in Louisburg, according to a press release from Franklin County Public Information Officer James F. Hicks III. The plan is to begin production before the end of the year. The project, initiated in 2018, was slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Company Chairwoman Zhiyi Zhang led a tour of the facility Thursday. The company is investing in this new plant in Louisburg to produce hemp food locally.
“I am excited about Q-power opening its operations here in the county,” said Franklin County Manager Kim Denton. “Franklin County continues to grow and is well positioned for companies like Q-power to thrive.”
Q-power has been in business for more than 20 years and is an industry leader in hemp food production, including hemp seed, oil and protein.
“Q-power is committed to investing and exploring the market in the United States to meet our American customers’ needs,” said Zhiyi Zhang, Chairwoman at Q-power. “We are excited about opening this plant in Franklin County.”