$25 million US-Offsite facility to bring hundreds of jobs to Anderson
ANDERSON, Calif. — Wanting to cut in half the time it takes to build affordable housing, hotels, and office buildings, US-Offsite announced last spring that it had picked an industrial area in Anderson, south of Redding, to build its first production plant.
With overwhelming support from the community and local leaders such as California 1st District Assemblymember Megan Dahle (R-Bieber), US-Offsite last week broke ground on the site where the company plans to build a $25 million factory. Once completed, the facility is expected to bring hundreds of well paid jobs to Anderson and surrounding areas.
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Saying, “California cannot build cost-effective housing fast enough” and that “Anderson, CA, is the ideal home for their new factory,” company officials recently explained that according to a report conducted in 2016 by the Mckinsey Global Institute, by 2025, California will have a housing gap of 2.5 million.
“Because of the massive projected shortage, we have positioned US-Offsite to be part of the solution so Californians can thrive for years to come,” US-Offsite explained on their website.
US-Offsite officials, along with local and state government representatives and others attended the company’s official ground breaking ceremony last Monday, Oct. 5 City of Anderson photo
According to company officials, offsite construction offers factory constructed housing that enables multi-unit developers to reduce their costs and time-to-market; with Founder and CEO Dan Ferreira explaining, “The factory will make modular pods on an assembly line that can be put together like giant LEGOs.”
Officials also say that building their 225,000 square foot manufacturing plant in centrally located Anderson will provide the highest level of service to their target market.
“Its controlled factory environment will allow buildings to be manufactured as fully furnished modules, where they will then be shipped to West Coast project sites,” City of Anderson wrote in a social media post after the groundbreaking ceremony. “These modules are then assembled in LEGO fashion into commercial and residential buildings up to five stories high.”
“Once fully operational, the facility will produce over 1 million square feet of multi-family housing per year, making a huge impact in California’s housing crisis while also bringing incredible revenue … to Shasta County,” City officials continued in their post, which can be seen below.
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“We also desire to build up people and create sustainable careers throughout Anderson, Redding and the surrounding communities of Shasta County,” explained Chief Operating Officer and company Co-Founder Steve Beaumont; adding that the plant will hire around 100 employees to start, before adding hundreds of additional positions once their new facility reaches full production.
“This is about the future as much as the present,” said Beaumont; adding, “We want to give somewhere for the next generation to land and not have to leave this district.”
“It’s really about the next generation,” Beaumont continued. “Once we have completed construction of the factory, not only will we have the resources and ability to supply products and all those wonderful things, but we will also get to train and work with a lot of people.”
With room for expansion, the 72-acre lot and planned 220k square foot structure will serve as the best location for commuters, visitors, and delivery of product, according to US-Offsite. Featuring fantastic visibility and just minutes from I-5, the $25 million facility will have room for two to three factory lines which can employ up to 350 employees. US-Offsite images
After last Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony, Assemblymember Dahle, who attended the “historic economic development project” event said, “I’m excited to see the North State’s job market continue to grow.”
“We are sincerely thankful for the City of Anderson,” Beaumont told SCNS today. “Their hands-on approach with our project is refreshing.”
“People are looking for communities that have a future, we see that here in Shasta County, it’s time to build, and we plan to do that,” added Beaumont.
US-Offsite says hiring should begin next spring, once their facility’s construction has been completed.
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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.