Monday, December 5, 2011


Massachusetts-based Blu Homes says the prefab homes it builds can knock up to 70 percent off a customer’s utility bills. Blu Homes President Bill Haney says the North Bay town is a natural site for his newest factory because California makes up around a third of sales for the company, which started in 2007.

The Navy shut down operations at Mare Island  in 1996. The company says the Bay Area location puts the area’s renowned green construction and high-tech know-how at its fingertips.

"It's a really natural fit," said Haney. "We'll be combining the white-collar, technology-oriented people on the Peninsula with the blue-collar workers of Vallejo. It's ideal."

The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to formalize its new 250,000 square-foot digs. Blu Homes has already hired about 50 people to work there. Haney says several hundred workers will end up working at the facility if all goes well.

1 comment:

Heywood said...

Novel idea. I can see a niche market. I wish them the best!