June 30, 2014
BENICIA — CytoSport, maker of Muscle Milk sports-nutrition products, said to be one of the nation’s largest such brands, on Monday said it is set to be acquired by Hormel Foods Corp. (NYSE: HRL).
March 14, 2014
SANTA ROSA and BENICIA — A Florida-based franchisor of stores that drop off and pick up truck-sized containers from homes and businesses on Friday said it purchased all 21 locations, including in Santa Rosa and Benicia, from its Los Angeles-based largest franchisee.
February 10, 2014
FAIRFIELD — The 31st annual meeting of the Solano Economic Development Corporation showcased significant public-private sector accomplishments in the county’s seven cities during 2013.
“Team Solano worked together to make everything happen by attracting new businesses and creating an environment to nurture newcomers and those already here,” said Sandy Person, president of Solano Economic Development Corp.
January 13, 2014
FAIRFIELD — A major Pennsylvania-based alcoholic-beverage packaging distributor plans to consolidate its Bay Area operations, which have grown rapidly in recent years through several acquisitions and increasing demand from breweries, into a planned Fairfield “megacenter” set to have nearly 11 acres under roof when completed, anticipated for the end of this year.
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 16, 2013
BENICIA — Bruni Glass Packaging, Inc., which supplies the wine industry with bottles, capsules and closures, plans to consolidate its warehouses and showroom here to one larger facility in Fairfield this fall.
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.
June 3, 2013
BENECIA — A much-heralded electric car assembly plant in Solano County sputtered and died quietly earlier this year when Coda Automotive declared bankruptcy.
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 year 2012 has shown steady signs of economic recovery for the city of Benicia.
January 7, 2013
In October, the City of Benicia received the coveted and prestigious IEDC (International Economic Development Council) “Excellence in Economic Development” Award for their new Business Resource Incentive Program.
This new program, an implementation strategy identified in the city’s recently adopted Business Development Action Plan, was designed to marry the city’s two top priorities; economic development and sustainability.
September 17, 2012
Anheuser-Bush’s round-the-clock Fairfield brewery has cut energy usage by 30 percent since 2003. …
Investment in California- and Massachusetts-based Blu homes has doubled. …
Three years after first announcing its plan to develop a new all-electric vehicle in California, Coda Automotive’s first five-seat sedan rolled off of the final assembly line. …
Fairfield-based Partnership HealthPlan of California is expanding significantly. …
Vacaville-based Travis Credit Union has increased business-lending efforts. …
August 13, 2012
While the market for office space in Solano County continues to be soft, deals for industrial and retail space — including a large sale of Benicia warehouses — are whittling away at high vacancy rates.
January 9, 2012
NORTH BAY — A December report by the Next 10 public policy group showed that California brought in $840 million in venture capital invested in electric vehicle technology, 80 perent of the U.S. total.
November 14, 2011
BENICIA — The wine division of St. Louis-based packaging supplier TricorBraun plans to move its Northern California distribution facility to a larger, automated distribution facility in Fairfield early next year.
September 19, 2011
UKIAH — The cluster of wine bottle capsule plants is expanding again. G3 Enterprises installed a new polylaminate closure line at its production facility in Ukiah. Sparflex will relocate production to Benicia upon completion of a capsule facility there.
September 19, 2011
BENICIA – City and county officials got a tour last week of Benicia’s first foray into green technology. Startup zero-emission car developer Coda Automotives of Santa Monica has inked a deal with long-time Benicia automotive processing company Amports Inc. to do the final assembly on its flagship zero-emission cars. Coda CEO Phil Murtaugh led a [...]
September 5, 2011
FAIRFIELD – TenCate Advanced Composites USA, Inc., a manufacturer of composites for space, aerospace and industrial applications, is moving its Benicia operations currently in three separate buildings to a single 65,000 square foot former warehouse in Fairfield.
March 14, 2011
Industrial markets in Napa and Solano counties overall continued to be sluggish throughout 2010 because of poor economic conditions. While several significant lease transactions were completed during the year, a number of large new vacancies nullified any real traction.
August 16, 2010
BENICIA — As a means of attracting more jobs to the city, Benicia is considering adjusting zoning and land-use laws that would permit more tech and development companies to occupy about one third of the city’s land area, including all of its industrial park.