Socati’s acquisition of Missoula, Montana based Blue Marble Biosciences made news in May. The Missoulian’s David Erickson spoke with Socati Montana Director James Stephens about Blue Marble’s integration with Socati and about the company’s plans for the facility moving forward.

Montana is on pace to be one of the top producers of hemp in the nation, and now a new business says it has hiring scores of workers in Missoula to process it into retail products. A hemp extract company in Oregon called Socati Corp. has purchased Blue Marble Biomaterials in Missoula and plans to grow the workforce by 40 new employees this year.

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