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A forklift operator moves pallets of wine bottle glass, Thursday at Encore! Glass in Fairfield. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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Encore Glass celebrates coming to Fairfield

By From page B11 | April 04, 2014

FAIRFIELD — It’s in one door and out the other at Encore Glass, with a vast expanse of space between.

Encore Glass has leased 320,000 square feet of space at the new Solano Logistics Center on Cordelia Road. It supplies wine bottles and packaging to the state’s wine industry.

Trucks deliver bottles and other supplies to the 28 dock doors at one side of the building. When everything is done, the product goes into trucks at 28 dock doors on the other side of the building. Fork lifts bustle here and there.

The business opened in January, about eight months after developer Buzz Oates and Encore Glass held a groundbreaking for the building. But Thursday was when the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce scheduled its ribbon-cutting ceremony and the company gave tours to guests.

Encore Glass celebrated its coming to Fairfield and becoming a big part of the area’s emerging cluster of wine-related businesses.

Previously, Encore Glass had been located in Benicia. But it outgrew its facility and ended up spread out among several buildings, President Bradley Tucker said.

“This allows us to do everything under one roof in Fairfield,” he said.

This stretch of Cordelia Road will be getting even busier. Buzz Oates is building two warehouses at the Solano Logistics Center for Saxco International, which also supplies wine bottles. The Wagner Family of Wine plans to build a winery on an adjacent, rural property and bring grapes and wine from other areas there for bottling.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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