MWS held a family’s welcome ground-breaking ceremony September 22 at its soon to be home in Oxnard, California. Just 5 ½ miles from the Pacific as the seagull flies, Oxnard enjoys a perfect blend of warm sunshine and cool sea breeze at the south end of Ventura County.
In the center of a planned industrial growth center, MWS’s plot is on 5.7 acres of raw land surrounded by a number of impressive businesses. McInnes Ranch is a planned business park zoned for Light Manufacturing. MWS is bounded by the Procter & Gamble plant on the north side and Haas Automation, a world leader in computer-controlled machining systems, on the south. Phase 1 will be completed at the end of 2019. It is comprised of a 54,000 sf footprint + a mezzanine for a total of 60,000 sf, nearly doubling MWS’s capacity. Amenities include a state-of-the-art conference room, break room, owner’s office, employee lounge and exercise room featuring treadmills, elliptical bikes, free weights, a stretching/yoga area and TV for those who wish to be distracted while they work out.
The new structure meets California Title 24 Energy Efficiency standards, making this building far more efficient than WLV. MWS is also planning a 275 kW PV solar generating system to supply more than 50% of their electricity. The structural design is to FEMA Immediate Occupancy Standard which is the standard for fire stations in seismic zones. The building will have a 12” reinforced concrete slab, deeper footings, thick, reinforced concrete walls and a strong roof structure to comply with this standard. It is also ADA compliant with an elevator!
Phase 2 and Phase 3 have not been fully planned, however the property was purchased to accommodate two more building additions on the campus in the future.