C3 Industries, a vertically integrated multi-state cannabis company with headquarters in Ann Arbor, today announced the opening of a new 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in St. Louis, which will commence operations this month.
In addition to the facility, C3 has finalized an exclusive licensing partnership with California’s Kiva Confections to bring its premium edibles brands to the Missouri market.
Per the agreement and subject to regulatory approvals, it will produce Kiva’s full suite of brands: Lost Farm gummies, Camino gummies, Petra mints, Terra chocolate bites, and Kiva Bars.
“C3 is proud of our track record of working closely with the communities in which we operate facilities, supporting local organizations and employing local residents, and St. Louis will be no exception,” says Ankur Rungta, CEO of C3.
“Our partnership with Kiva, one of the country’s most popular cannabis brands, is a testament to our expert manufacturing capabilities and is an exciting milestone for C3. We look forward to producing best-in-class cannabis products in the new facility and supplying Missouri with a portfolio of best-selling products across all categories.”
The facility will initially produce concentrates and cartridges under C3’s brand Galactic Meds, which are expected to be available to consumers in the first quarter of 2022. The company expects the Kiva line to launch in the second or third quarter of 2022. Eventually, it will produce C3’s Cloud Cover Cannabis line of concentrates, cartridges, and pre-rolls starting late 2022.
Products manufactured in this facility will supply dispensary locations across the state of Missouri, including C3’s five High Profile Cannabis Shop locations in St. Charles, Columbia, St. Robert, Cape Girardeau, and Sunset Hills.
The St. Louis location joins C3’s growing roster of production facilities. It’s first facility launched in Oregon in 2018 and has since added cultivation and manufacturing operations in Michigan and Massachusetts.