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Guala Closures coming to Fairfield

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Guala Closures has signed a lease at 2300 South Watney Way in Fairfield. Guala Closures will manufacture safety screw caps for wine. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

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From page A6 | March 17, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield has attracted another business for its growing cluster of wine-related businesses.

Italy-based Guala Closures has signed a lease for 11,000 square feet at 2300 S. Watney Way in Solano Business Park. The company produces safety screw caps for wine and spirit bottles. It has 25 production plants on five continents.

Guala Closures’ bigger plants, such as one in Mexico, take minimum orders in the 100,000 rage, said Alessandro Bocchio of the company. A small winery might have to go to a distributor and get closures that are not custom-designed in smaller quantities.

That will change with the Fairfield plant. Its “small-run” technology will allow smaller wineries to order custom caps in quantities of 2,000 or 5,000. They can have designs and logos done.

“They can come to our office, sit down, we can create what they want,” Bocchio said.

Guala Closures plans to move into its Fairfield plant in April and have its equipment ready in June. It will have 15 workers there.

The company looked for a site through the state Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, city Economic Development Specialist Charles Ching said. Fairfield suggested several local sites. Guala liked the one at South Watney Way.

“First of all, we wanted to stay close to the heart of wine country,” Bocchio said.

The company’s customers are located in Napa and Sonoma counties and the Central Valley, he said. Plus, he said, Fairfield has become an area with companies related to packaging and, in particular, wine packaging.

Fairfield over the past year has seen Bruni Glass, Encore Glass and Saxco International lease space in the city. All are wine-related businesses. The city is already home to such wine-related businesses as ACI Cork USA. In addition, Wagner Family of Wines plans to build a winery and bottling facility on Cordelia Road just outside of city limits.

Do you have a Biz Buzz item? 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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  • Rick WoodMarch 17, 2014 - 6:14 am

    Would we be correct to assume these sales from the plant generate sales tax revenue for the City?

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  • MDSMarch 17, 2014 - 10:30 am

    Wholesale manufacturers generally do not pay sales tax. Sales tax is paid at the retail level. But this factory will generate property tax and employee people who will pump money into the community.

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  • Rick WoodMarch 17, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    MDS: But it sounds like this plant will sell retail to winemakers, doesn't it? Maybe some from the FF staff or Barry can get an answer.

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