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.
The relocation of the company’s manufacturing operation was moved to Vacaville from Southern California. In order to allow employees to move sooner and enroll their children at the beginning of the school year, the occupancy date was shortened to August 2015. To meet this early 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, fire alarms, and modifications to the existing fire sprinkler system. The existing building permit was amended and partial occupancy of the new facility was achieved on time, allowing for a smooth transition of their manufacturing operation. Construction of Building 2141 in Vacaville was completed in January 2016.
Dreyfuss + Blackford also completed the Building 2131 buildout, which is adjacent to the manufacturing facility. It includes the installation of ICON’s Composite Structural Bonding facility, where they manufacture the aircraft’s carbon fiber bodies.