Despite the delay, Bio Fiber has orders ready to go out the door, according to managing partner Joe Tregoning.
Bio Fiber, which bought the building that housed the old Ultra Green plant from the city late last year, is a bit behind schedule.
The company, which uses a patented process to transform manure from dairy cows into material that can then be rendered into recyclable materials such as flower pots and light structural materials, uses unique equipment in that process.
According to managing partner Joe Tregoning, acquiring the equipment is the main reason that production is being held up. He says that despite the delay, Bio Fiber has orders ready to go out the door.
Specifically, the company has a lot of orders for flats that tomatoes rest on at grocery stores and homes, according to Tregoning.
He also said that locating in Devils Lake sped up the company’s ability to begin making products by “one to two years.”
As far as hiring goes, Tregoning said that Bio Fiber wants to wait until their plant is fully operational before taking on new employees. They’ll be looking for line workers, floor personnel and managers.