ICON Aircraft, an amphibious light sport recreational aircraft manufacturing company, is growing faster than their current newly acquired space adjacent to the Nut Tree Airport can handle.
Construction of Building 2141 is nearing completion. The manufacturing facility in Vacaville was scheduled to be completed January 2016. The manufacturing operation located in Southern California move-in date was shortened to August 2015 in order to allow employees to move sooner and enroll their children at the beginning of the school year. To meet this early occupancy date, it required coordination with the City of Vacaville Building Department and the City Fire Marshal for all code requirements and submission of new construction documents. New requirements included the installation of a demising fence, installation of fire alarms and modification to the fire sprinkler system. The existing building permit was amended and partial occupancy of the new facility was achieved on time, allowing for a smoother transition of their manufacturing operation.
Dreyfuss + Blackford is currently working on the Building 2131 buildout, which is the adjacent building. It includes the installation of ICON’s Composite Structural Bonding facility, where they manufacture the aircraft’s carbon fiber bodies.