August 18, 2014
Southern Napa Valley is in the midst of another wine warehouse building boom to accommodate rebounded sales of North Coast wine and ample recent winegrape harvests.
June 16, 2014
Investors connected to the PB&J Acquisitions group that made a big commercial property portfolio play in Petaluma two years ago purchased 120,000 square feet of warehouse and office space in two Petaluma and Santa Rosa properties recently. …
Oat Hill has stood out not only for its rare American Canyon vista of southern Napa Valley but also for the 25,000-square-foot manufacturing plant that has graced the ridge for three decades. The new owners of 100 Napa Junction Rd. plan to turn it into a custom winery capable of producing as much as several hundred thousand cases a year. …
Santa Rosa-based Voodoo Lab, maker of electric guitar sound modification pedals and related accessories used by numerous recording artists, is expanding its local production capabilities. …
More more than three decades, Betty Lukens, Inc., has produced sets of colorful felt for teaching children Bible stories. The plant was sold, and production was moved to Southern California. …
June 2, 2014
AMERICAN CANYON — In working on the $610 million renovation and expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, fiber-reinforced composites fabricator Kreysler & Associates is getting noticed throughout North America for allowing wider-ranging beauty on building exteriors via a lighter-weight, fire-resistant “skin” panel.
March 10, 2014
Construction started last week on the latest new wine warehousing project in Napa Valley, two buildings totaling 287,000 square feet in American Canyon. …
Larkspur-based O’Neill Vintners & Distillers and Vineburg-based Cecchetti Wine Co. on March 4 said they are blending winemaking and sales functions for their respective national wine brands. …
Frank Patassy and his winemaker son, Stephen, sold their Patassy Vineyard property with a 2,000-case-a-year winery. …
December 9, 2013
Yandell Truckaway, Inc., started in 1945 and is now being run by the second and third generations, President John Yandell Jr. and daughter Vice President Alicia Hamilton.
Yandell has truck terminals in American Canyon, Benicia, Watsonville, and Tracy.
Ms. Hamilton told the Business Journal about opportunities for early adopters of regulations on the trucking industry, including major rules on California trucks rolling in Jan. 1.
September 23, 2013
AMERICAN CANYON — Consumers often have limited options for recycling the petroleum-based foam that cushions and insulates wine bottles during shipment, but a Napa Valley wine packaging company thinks it has found a way to make such recycling as easy as turning on a water spigot or stirring a compost pile.
September 23, 2013
Summit State Bank has moved its Petaluma branch to a new location in the city’s downtown district. …
In other Summit news, the California Independent Bankers trade group selected the bank as a recipient for one of its annual CIB Rising Star awards. …
American Canyon High School was selected as one of the 30 most beautiful high school campuses in the world. …
Mill Valley’s Blossom Organics, Inc. and Berkeley-based Mayer Laboratories, Inc. entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for the Blossom Organics line of intimate care products. …
Novato-based SolarCraft completed a 51-kilowatt solar electric and solar pool heating system at Sweetwater Spectrum community in Sonoma. …
Opperman and Son Inc., a 49-year-old family-owned heavy-duty truck and trailer dealership based in Healdsburg, added a solar array said to be the largest on the Healdsburg electrical grid. …
August 22, 2013
FAIRFIELD — The proportion of industrial and office space in Solano and southern Napa counties waiting to be leased fell in the second quarter at the fastest rate in several years, according to a new report.
A full-building, 318,000-square-foot lease to Encore Glass in a new Fairfield warehouse is a key example of demand.
August 5, 2013
Aleia Coate, formerly Sonoma Bank’s Sebastopol branch manager, is now managing the Santa Rosa main branch. …
Sonoma Bank also recently hired Victoria Johnston to manage its Sebastopol branch. …
Bank of Marin Bancorp hired Tani Girton as chief financial officer. …
Novato’s W. Bradley Electric promoted Todd Garrett to division manager of WBE Audio Visual. …
Michele Kangas, RN, of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. …
Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center, part of Adventist Health, said Cary Wheeler, DO, is now seeing patients. …
Sonoma-based BeautifulPlaces appointed new management at newly acquired McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas based in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands: Stephanie Edwards, Jennifer Taylor and Jamaica Hamilton. …
Grace De La Torre, CP, was named California’s Paralegal of the Year. …
Tiffani Montgomery joined California Parenting Institute as marketing, outreach and event director. …
The Council on Aging appointed Ed Wurz donations officer and Kate Titus marketing coordinator. …
Vinpak, a custom wine packaging and staffing service based in Valley Wine Warehouse’s American Canyon facility, hired Lynne Weaver to oversee sales and marketing. …
May 6, 2013
NAPA COUNTY — Founded five years ago with a startup grant from the Peter A. and Vernice H. Gasser Foundation and support from other partners, Sustainable Napa County helps local nonprofits conserve energy and water. But this is just the beginning.
March 18, 2013
Commercial real estate broker Burt Polson, who has operated ACRES Real Estate Services in Napa for two decades, is joining Strong & Hayden Commercial Real Estate. …
Stellar Energy, based in Rohnert Park, hired Chris Larsen as director of southeast project development. …
Kurt Hahn was honored for 15 years of service to Healdsburg District Hospital after he announced his retirement and resignation from the board. …
Chris Call recently joined the board of the Santa Rosa-based Climate Protection Campaign as treasurer. …
The California Parenting Institute board of directors welcomed five new board members. …
Sausalito-based Equilibrium named Pal Storehaug as its vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. …
Rack & Riddle, a Hopland winery and custom-crush facility, hired Raphael Brisbois as director of winemaking to lead the production of client and branded wines. …
Signorello Estate appointed Britny Sundin estate chef. …
Soutirage hired Master Sommelier Desmond Echavarrie as senior wine advisor. …
The Hess Collection, which has a winery in American Canyon, appointed Illinois-based Jeanne Jesse as north central regional sales manager. …
Cline Cellars and Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma Valley named Robert Hawk as Great Lakes regional manager. …
The board of directors of the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission announced that Karissa Kruse will be its next president, replacing Nick Frey as he retires. …
March 11, 2013
Industrial real estate of Solano and Napa counties showed significant improvement in 2012 over 2011, as several significant leases were completed and some significant buildings sold. The overall industrial vacancy rate in Napa and Solano counties dropped for the seventh consecutive quarter at the end of 2012.
With the economy continuing to show signs of improvement, we expect continued demand and activity in 2013.
March 11, 2013
The North Bay’s low vacancy rate — not as much as the economy — is the biggest challenge to North Bay retail property. Increasingly rare available quality retail space and soaring rents for it are discouraging retailers.
June 18, 2012
AMERICAN CANYON — Plans are under way to build the largest solar interconnect project in the North Bay at a closed regional sanitary landfill adjacent to the City of American Canyon. This landfill once served the Cities of Napa, Vallejo and American Canyon, as well the County of Napa.
May 18, 2012
AMERICAN CANYON — A subsidiary of Sweden-based manufacturer Volvo AB acquired a North Bay construction rental equipment company as part of a rapid nationwide expansion.
April 30, 2012
AMERICAN CANYON — A Rochester, N.Y.-based private real estate investment trust today said it acquired The Hess Collection winery, warehouse and distribution building for $27.8 million.
February 13, 2012
NAPA — Industrial real estate in southern Napa County is enjoying a resurgence of business activity in wine-related businesses, and retail real estate activity is picking up with major properties under construction or being considered for repositioning or redevelopment.
October 24, 2011
Napa County’s office and industrial markets had more activity in the first half of 2011 than in 2010, but a more dramatic than normal summer slowdown has some wondering whether the market improvement will continue.
August 22, 2011
AMERICAN CANYON — In addition to a large solar electricity plant planned to cover much of the closed 80-acre American Canyon landfill and an existing power plant there that uses captured methane from decomposing garbage, a new project will harness heat normally lost during combustion of landfill gas to generate up to an additional 1.5 megawatts of electricity.
August 1, 2011
NORTH BAY — While the schoolchildren are away on summer break, solar energy system installers have been busy installing millions of dollars worth of equipment at school campuses around the North Bay.
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