Christensen Yachts will be vacating its longtime headquarters in Vancouver, Wash., according to the Seattle Times. The site was purchased by Vigor Industrial. The commercial yard will use the former yacht-building facility to build new landing craft for the U.S. Army.
Vigor said it will close two other plants in the area and move about 60 workers to the Vancouver site. Vigor president and CEO Frank Foti said in a statement that Vancouver offered “the opportunity to bring (the) entire aluminum fabrication team together in one location.” Foti also named “the excellent suitability of the Christensen facility for Vigor’s production needs” as one of the reasons for the move. The company plans to employ about 400 workers.