Industry experts say that the legal U.S. cannabis industry is expected to grow by a compound annual rate of 21% between 2019 and 2025. That will push legal weed sales from $13.2 billion in 2019 to an estimated $41.5 billion by mid-decade. This is a fast-growing industry with overwhelming support for legalization from the public, which is what makes it such an intriguing investment opportunity. The industry is not without its hurdles but the “green rush” is real and as it becomes legal and mainstream, it’s expected to cause a boom in the marketplace. Retail sales for legal marijuana are growing so big and so fast that the industry has to supersize their operations. Higher sales mean, more product, more equipment and larger facilities.
If you are thinking about building a cannabis growth facility, a metal building is the best choice:
Metal buildings are innately able to handle the consistent intense humidity that is required in the cultivation process. High-strength steel is able to withstand the rigors of extreme weather, including wind, rain, and snow. Also, metal does not support the growth of mold and is resistant to rust and decay, assuring owners that their growth facility will stand the test of time.
Large Clear Span Space
Cannabis plants may require up to six months to mature and do not allow for much rotation of crops because of this ample space is required for more growth. Metal buildings can support column-free interiors of large, unobstructed, clear span space to support crops, water storage, processing facilities, product storage, and office space.
Quick Construction Time
The components of a custom designed metal building are made to order and arrive to site pre-punched, drilled, and ready for assembly. This pre-planning results in fewer job delays and quicker construction time, which yields a significant erection reduction of approximately 33% compared to other methods of construction.
An investment in a metal building is extremely cost effective and will save you money in the initial costs associated with installation and labor. Metal buildings are virtually maintenance free; metal walls and sloped metal roofing are self-cleaning and require little upkeep, leading to low operating costs.
Easy Expansion of Your Building
Metal building solutions offer design flexibility and limitless scalability, which allows for changes and the ability to accommodate any unexpected expansion of your business.
So, if you are planning on building a growth facility, a custom engineered metal building is the perfect solution that will meet your needs and budget.
Metallic Building Systems provides metal buildings for a wide variety of end uses in multiple industries. Check out our project gallery and get inspired by some of the metal buildings we have helped make a reality.
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