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  1. Looking forward to MJBizConNEXT in New Orleans!

    Rob James, a professional mechanical engineer on the Root Engineers team, will be heading to New Orleans next month to speak on a panel at MJBizConNEXT. Root Engineers founder and managing principal, Laura Breit, recently completed another presentation at the Analytical Cannabis Expo in San Francisco.

    Rob’s panel, “Extraction to the Next Degree: New Technologies & How to Improve Your Facility” will take place on Thursday, June 13 from 3:40-4:20 p.m. Rob and his fellow panel members will draw on their unique areas of expertise to discuss new technologies in the cannabis extraction industry, and how cannabis processing operations can continue to improve their facilities over time.

    Rob James has nearly 30 years of mechanical engineering experience working on a very diverse range of projects in a variety of industries. When recreational cannabis was legalized in his home state of Oregon, he applied his extensive experience to learning about this new industry with its design nuances, and has since successfully engineered HVAC systems for dozens of indoor cultivation and processing facilities. During the panel presentation, Rob will answer questions such as:

    • What are some common challenges or complications you’ve seen when it comes to setting up an extraction operation?
    • What are the benefits of having a professional engineer on your team during the extraction facility design process?
    • How do I go about determining a budget for my extraction facility?
    • What should extraction company owners keep top of mind when adding new technology to an operation?

    MJBizConNEXT, hosted by the editors of Marijuana Business Daily, helps attendees prepare for what’s NEXT in cannabis. Cannabis business executives, lead cultivators and extractors and innovators in the industry will gain a forward looking view into what’s next in the cannabis industry, while learning about next-generation innovations and technologies that are shaping the future of the industry.

    If you’re heading to MJBizConNEXT and would like to connect with Rob, reach out here!