IESC Completes Cannabis Facility

Racks and grow lights in place

Billerica, MA – Interstate Electrical Services Corp. (IESC) recently completed a 27,500sf all-in-one facility for Solurge, a Holyoke-based cannabis company.

The state-of-the-art facility will feature a retail dispensary, cultivation center, industrial kitchen, and processing and packaging capabilities. Jewett Construction is the general contractor for the project.

The Solurge facility includes the newest technology that allows operators to electronically control the lighting systems. In addition, grow rooms are wired to withstand heavy humidity and can be sprayed with water and washed down safely without compromising the integrity of the electrical systems. Back-up generators will keep lighting consistent even during power outages, protecting the plants from premature flowering or damage.

“One of the most exciting aspects of our industry is that we are often involved in projects that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago,” said Justin Rink, regional manager, IESC. “Not only do we have front row seats to the future on these projects, we’re actually helping to build that future. The technologies and methods employed in an all-in-one facility like Solurge can and will be applied across the board to plant-based food production, which may be critical as climate change affects open air crops.“