University Park, Illinois
AppHarvest – Somerset
The Somerset farm marks the company’s expansion into growing berry crops
Clayco is the lead program manager for all current work on site at this 30-acre high-tech Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) farm is providing project leadership across all greenhouses, headhouse, utility plant, and site work efforts. Clayco is also providing all design, engineering, and construction services for the office portion of the project.
The facility will produce non-GMO fruits and vegetables free of harsh chemical pesticides, to be distributed to top U.S. grocers and restaurants. Because of the company’s strategic location in Appalachia, AppHarvest can reach nearly 70% of the U.S. population in a day’s drive, with up to 80% less diesel fuel compared to existing growers in Mexico and the Southwestern U.S.