Central Valley unveils panel facility

Central Valley, a top-100 pro dealer, has opened a new 35,303-square-foot manufacturing facility in Yolo County to house the firm’s new prefabricated wall division.

Central Valley’s new facility will manufacture walls for the construction industry, allowing home builders to economically accelerate building completion, the dealer said.

“We are thrilled by this exciting growth opportunity," said Paul Kinser, Central Valley general manager of Sales and Prefab Wall Division. "Central Valley has the leadership and technical teams in-place to begin the manufacture of prefabricated wall panels, giving our customers a higher-quality end product for their builds.”

In an industry reeling from a skilled labor crunch and burgeoning construction costs, prefabricated wall panels have become a rising alternative to traditional stick framing. Prefab wall panels offer lower costs for the framer, but also reduce waste by efficiently reducing costly material overruns.

Pete Yanez, Director of Operations for the prefab division said, “In today's environmentally-conscious climate, prefab walls are an excellent solution.”

With state-of-the-art machinery, skilled carpenters, and precision, Central Valley will be producing prefab wall panels, with the first walls being shipped to Coffey Park on May 18, to expedite Sonoma’s post-fire re-build.

Santa Rosa’s five-acre Coffey Park neighborhood was one of the hardest hit areas during the Tubbs fire, the most destructive of the 17 separate wild fires that hit Northern California in October 2017.

Napa, Calif.-based Central Valley maintains warehouse operations in St. Helena, Napa, and Healdsburg, with production yards in Woodland and American Canyon.