New hemp processing plant begins operations in Simpson County

FRANKLIN, Ky.- A hemp processing facility is making a big investment in Simpson County.

Shyne Labs recently relocated to south central Kentucky from California.

The company’s new home is a $9 million facility in the Wilkey North Industrial Park in Franklin.

Right now, the company employs 20 people, but the goal is to have 60 individuals on staff.

At the Franklin facility, the company extracts CBD oil from Kentucky-grown industrial hemp and produces a variety of CBD products, including oil, powder and more.

The facility can process up to 18,000 lbs. of hemp plant material per day and convert it to pure CBD powder.