Longtime L.A. Firm Planning to Relocate Facilities to Cypress
By DEBORAH BELGUM
After more than 70 years in Los Angeles, Continental Graphics Corp. is moving its headquarters and 170 of its employees to Cypress.
Consisting of Continental Graphics and Continental DataGraphics, the company was purchased almost two years ago by Boeing Co.
Continental Graphics provides customized and specialized technical information to the aviation industry and other technical sectors. It was purchased to help Boeing accelerate its push into the aviation service market.
Boeing is integrating the graphics unit, known as Continental Graphics, into a Boeing division called Shared Services and moving it to a 112,000-square-foot facility in Cypress that the aerospace company opened in November.
But David Malmo, chief executive and president of Continental Graphics, denied rumors of layoffs and said that all employees are being given an option to work at the Cypress facility.
About 10 employees will be left at the La Brea Avenue offices to handle customers with same-day demands.
“Boeing was doing some of the same things (as Continental Graphics), so it made sense to move them to the same facility,” said Beverly Weiss, a Boeing spokeswoman in Seattle.
At the same time, Continental DataGraphics is moving from its Culver City office, where it has been doing business since 1969, to a 64,000-square-foot facility also in Cypress.