A full year has passed since we embarked on a major expansion of our facilities in Montello. It has been a whirlwind of activity over the past 12 months, from destruction to construction, assembly of new aquaponic systems and completion of 14,000 sq. ft of new greenhouses and a 6,000 sq. ft new manufacturing building at our Montello, WI business campus. This all culminated with an extravagant Grand Opening in April. The Grand Opening celebrated the public/private partnership between UW-Stevens Point and Nelson and Pade, Inc., our new greenhouse facilities and the new UWSP-Aquaponics Innovation Center.
The next event is our July Aquaponics Master Class, which takes place in our new greenhouse and 1200 sq. ft. classroom. We welcome a diverse mix of International attendees in every one of our Master Classes. In July, our class will be at full capacity with attendees from throughout the US and Canada and the islands of Bermuda and Puerto Rico.
We have an abundance of new commercial projects in the works for the latter half of 2015, in locations ranging from California to Malaysia, Texas to Canada. It looks like it will be a very busy fall at Nelson and Pade, Inc. as we continue our goal of helping people get started and become successful in aquaponics.