About 210 people, most from Lincoln County, have applied for jobs at Isotex Health since the hemp production company closed a deal to buy the old Stinger building in Libby on Sept. 26.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Jason Cross said company officials were pleased with the response. Speaking at a Libby Chamber of Commerce open forum earlier this month, Cross said almost all the applicants hailed from the area.
The facility will produce an isolate for cannabidiol (CBD), a hemp extract increasingly used for its health and medicinal qualities. The plant employs 10 people thus far and that number is expected to eventually rise to 120 workers.