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Businesses Expanding

Businesses Expanding

In The Los Angeles Five-County Area

January 1997

Courtesy of Economic Development Corp. of L.A. County

1.) Containers Northwest Corp.: manufacturer of plastic bottle, expansion of 163,679 square feet in Montebello; major facility creating 100 new jobs. Scheduled occupancy first quarter 1997.

2.) Boise Cascade Office Products: sells and distributes office and computer supplies, furniture, and recycled materials products to the Southern California and Nevada region, expansion of -square feet in Garden Grove. Scheduled occupancy first quarter 1997.

3.) House Foods Corp.: an $11 billion international food processing corporation, expansion of 136,000 square feet plant in Garden Grove. Creating 85 new jobs. Schedule occupancy first quarter 1997.

4.) Polygram Filmed Entertainment.: new west coast headquarters building, expansion of 108,452 square feet in Beverly Hills. Scheduled occupancy first quarter 1997; all designated divisions are to be located in the building by the first quarter of 1998.

5.) Flotool Plastics Corp: a consumer products manufacturer ,expansion of 85,480 square feet of industrial space in Fullerton. Scheduled occupancy second quarter 1997.

6.) Thrifty Payless, INC.: local drug store, expansion of 298,996 square feet of warehouse space. Scheduled occupancy ??????

7.) Express Dye House: manufacturer of women’s clothing, expansion of 28,000 square feet in North Hollywood. Scheduled occupancy first quarter 1997.

8.) Veg Fresh Farms of Covina: distributor of fresh produce, expansion of 93,797 square feet in Anaheim. Scheduled occupancy first quarter 1997.

9.) Mac Neal-Schwendler: producer of computer software, expansion of 81,178 square feet in Costa Mesa. Scheduled occupancy first quarter 1997.

10) Viking Components Inc.: manufacturer and distributor of memory upgrades for computers, expansion of 115,700 square feet in Rancho Santa Margarita. Scheduled occupancy first quarter 1997.

11.) Globe Business Resources: business solutions, computer consulting, and software development company, expansion of 30,000 square feet in Irvine.

12.) University Medical Products of Irvine: manufacturer of skin care products, expansion 32,000 square feet in Irvine. Scheduled occupancy first quarter 1997.

13.) Discopy Labs, Inc.: software manufacturer, expansion of 59,646 square feet in Irvine. Scheduled occupancy fist quarter 1997.

14.) D.C. America: manufacturer of furniture, lawn, and garden hardware, expansion of 64,000 square feet in Pico Rivera. Scheduled occupancy first quarter 1997.

Business Expanding

In the Los Angeles Five-County Area

February 1997

1.) NEC Logistics: warehouse space, expansion of 175,000 square feet in Carson, with occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

2.) California Cartage: South Bay trucking company, expansion of 158,000 square feet in Carson, with occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

3.) Mitsui-Soko: distributor of products delivered through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, expansion of 106,000 square feet in Carson, with occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

4.) Total Intermodal Services: container and chassis storage and repair, expansion of 11.1 acres at 2396 East Sepulveda Boulevard, with occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

5.) FMI International Corp.: distributes garment products, expansion of 64,000 square feet in Gardena, with occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

6.) Arco: plastic products manufacturing, expansion of 15 acres at its Torrance refinery; 50 new jobs, with occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

7.) Analytical Industries: manufacturer of oxygen sensors and analyzers, expansion of square feet in Pomona; 15 new jobs, with occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

8.) Fluoresco Lighting & Sign Maintenance: regional office, expansion of 5,500 square feet in San Dimas; expected occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

9.) Pacific Duct: an air conditioning sheet metal supplier, expansion of 14,620 feet in West Covina; expected occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

10.) Harte-Hanks Response Management: response management company which handles distributions for telemarketing companies, expansion of 115,000 square feet in Valencia; expected occupancy scheduled for third quarter 1997.

11.) American Sporting Goods Company: corporate headquarters for worldwide distribution of sports footwear, expansion of 259,000 square feet in Irvine; expected occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

12.) Fanuc Robotics North America Inc.: sells, builds, and services industrial automation equipment, expansion of 30,000 square feet in Lake Forest; expected occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

13.) Coyle Reproductions: screen printing company, expansion of 162,500 square feet in La Mirada; 7 new jobs, expected occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

14.) Olec Corp.: manufacturer of exposure systems for printers and the circuit board and screen printing industries, expansion of 82,000 square feet in Irvine; expected occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

15.) Meade Instruments: manufacturer of telescopes, expansion of

161,575 square feet in Irvine; expected occupancy scheduled for third quarter 1997.

16.) United Parcel Services: parcel services, expansion of 400,000 square feet in East Los Angeles; with occupancy scheduled for fourth quarter 1998.

17.) Mai Systems Corp.: manufacturer of computer software, expansion of 50,210 square feet in Irvine; expected occupancy scheduled for second quarter 1997.

18.) Pacific Plastics: manufacturer of PVC pipe , expansion of 32,364 square feet in Brea; expected occupancy scheduled for second quarter 1997.

19.) Horizon High Reach: full-service industrial equipment company, expansion of 21,600 square feet in Brea; 13 new jobs, expected occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

20.) Century Precision Optics: manufacturer of camera lenses, expansion of 21,332 square feet in North Hollywood; expected occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

21.) Breathasure: manufacturer of breath pills, expansion of 15,486 square feet in Calabasas; expected occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

22.) Coast Wire & Plastic Tech: manufacturer of cable, expansion of 53,474 in Carson; expected occupancy scheduled for last quarter 1996.

23.) Sanyo Fisher U.S.A. Corp.: consumer electronics and home appliances, expansion of 65,000 square feet in Chatsworth; expected occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

24.) Metro-Thebe: importer wholesaler for cookware products, expansion of 134,460 square feet in Rancho Dominguez; scheduled occupancy for July 1996.

25.) Nova Transportation: freight company, expansion of 116,000 square feet in Long Beach; expected occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

Businesses Expanding

in the Los Angeles five-county area

March 1997

1.) Kelsey-Hayes: an auto parts maker and distributor, expansion of 200,000 square feet in Carson, with occupancy scheduled for later in 1997.

2.) Swiss Bank Corp.: a bank, expansion of 7,034 square feet in downtown

Los Angeles, with occupancy scheduled for third quarter 1996. 3.) Com/Tech Communications Technologies: expansion of 12,100 square feet in Los Angeles.

4.) Think New Ideas Inc.: a graphic design company, expansion of 13,762 square feet in , West Hollywood from Culver City, with occupancy scheduled for second quarter 1997.

5.) I.D.C.: provides engineering services to some of the world’s largest automakers, expansion of 50,735 square feet of “flex-tech” space at Irvine Spectrum; with occupancy scheduled 1997.

6.) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.: data processing operations center, signed a six-year lease for 55,350 square feet of office space in El Monte, with occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

7.) Frito Lay: state-of-the-art distribution center for the nation’s leading distributor of snack foods, expansion of 70,000 square feet in Sylmar’s Cascade Business Park; 100-200 new jobs, with occupancy scheduled for second quarter 1998.

8.) Avibank Manufacturing: manufacturer of aircraft products, expansion of 128,000 square feet in North Hollywood from Burbank ; 300 new jobs, with occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

9.) Syrius Research, Inc.: software integration company, expansion of 3,970 square feet in El Segundo, with occupancy scheduled for second quarter 1997.

10.) Western Micro Technology Inc.: an electronics distribution company, expansion of 41,000 square feet in Irvine, with occupancy scheduled for second quarter 1997.

11.) Dinamation International Inc.: a designer of animatronic dinosaur exhibits, expansion of 49,250 square feet in Irvine, with occupancy scheduled for December 1996.

12.) Car Sound Auto: headquarters/manufacturing/distribution of catalytic converters for automobiles, expansion of 80,000 square feet in Rancho Santa Margarita, with occupancy scheduled for fourth quarter 1998.

13.) Kushwood Manufacturing: manufacturer of over 200 fine furniture items, with expansion of 450,000 square feet in Ontario from Buena Park, with occupancy scheduled for third quarter 1997.

14.) Cohr Inc.: provider of health care resources (equipment), expansion of 76,306 square feet in Chatsworth from Downtown Los Angeles, with occupancy scheduled for third quarter 1996.

15.) Pipedream Products: an adult novelty manufacturing company, with expansion of 38,500 square feet in Los Angeles from Van Nuys, with occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1998.

16.) Ball Foster Glass Container Company: manufacturer of glass containers, expansion of 215,000 square feet in El Monte; 160 new jobs, with occupancy scheduled for second quarter 1997.

17.) Calendar Textile: manufacturer of fabric, expansion of 60,000 square feet in Los Angeles, with occupancy scheduled for second quarter 1997.

18.) Dynamic Cooking Systems: manufacturer of cookware, expansion of 165,000 square feet in Huntington Beach, with occupancy scheduled for third quarter 1997.

19.) Brinks Inc.: armored car company, expansion of 20,680 square feet in Garden Grove from Orange, with occupancy scheduled for first quarter 1997.

Economic Development Corp. of L.A. County can be reached at (213) 622-4300.

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