Image via Greenbrier. Pictured from left to right: Jose Ramirez, City of Livingston; Chris Drake, Greenbrier Holdings; Marc Garcia – Greenbrier Holdings; Jeff Tuel, Greenbrier Holdings; Alma Beltran, Parlier Mayor; Dan Hedden, Greenbrier Holdings; Trinidad Pimentel, Parlier Mayor Pro tem; John Peterson, Greenbrier Holdings; Sonia Hall, City of Parlier.

published on June 11, 2019 - 2:27 PM
Written by Gabriel Dillard

A Fresno-based cannabis company broke ground Tuesday on a manufacturing facility in Parlier.

Officials with Greenbrier Holdings said the 20,000 square-foot facility “creates a streamlined process of cannabis production and distribution to any California location,” according to a news release.

Located at the Parlier Industrial Park, the facility will produce a number of cannabis products including pre-rolls, tinctures, oils, mints, gummies, live resin products as well as “the highest quality premium flower” of marijuana.

“Our new manufacturing facility will decrease the carbon footprint statewide as we simplify the production, distribution and delivery process,” said Jeff Tuel, vice president of sales of Greenbrier Holdings. “Greenbrier Holdings has a rich history in agriculture in California, and this expertise will shape the future of the cannabis industry as we bring improved technologies, processes and efficiencies to premium cannabis products.”

Tuel is a former NFL quarterback with the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars and standout football player for Washington State.

Greenbrier Holdings currently operates 18 acres of greenhouse cannabis cultivation in Santa Barbara in partnership with Valley Crest and Ceres Farms. The firm has a history as a multi-generational farming family using organic and sustainable growing methods, according to its website.

City officials said the economic benefits led them to be one of the few Central Valley cities permitting cannabis-related businesses.

“The City of Parlier is committed to attracting businesses to grow the employer base and economic development in the heart of California,” said Mayor Alma M. Beltran. “Greenbrier Holdings’ signature manufacturing facility will change the future of Parlier’s agricultural landscape and will help diversify and transform our community with today’s industry needs. In addition to increased jobs and revenue for the city, this partnership will help bring visibility and additional economic opportunities to the region.”

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