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Businesses in The WIP

Since 1974, redevelopment efforts and public private partnerships have fostered the emergence of a modern industrial park in Wilmington. Evolving from a sea of junkyards, weed and rusting oil equipment, the Wilmington Industrial Park is demonstrating the vast economic potential of what may be the last available industrial and manufacturing property in the greater Los Angeles area.

The Wilmington Industrial Park is home to more than 75 businesses. Following are are just a few examples of businesses successful operating in the park:

Ace Roofing Systems

Ace Roofing Systems

536 Mcfarland Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone(310) 834-3900

The professionals at Ace Roofing Systems have over 33 years' of family experience in building and restoring, landmark, commercial, and residential roofs. Call on us for quality metal roofs, decorative rock roofs, coatings and more-we get the job done right!

American Soccer Company

American Soccer Company

726 East Anaheim St.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 830-6161

American Soccer Company, Inc. is dedicated to the sport of soccer. Under its brand name, SCORE, the company's complete product line includes: jerseys, shorts, socks, goalkeeper gear, warm-ups, coaches gear, accessories, soccer balls, shin guards, field equipment, bags and referee gear. American Soccer is a factory direct supplier. The showroom is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. All of the merchandise is available for purchase in a comfortable sports atmosphere where you can view non-stop soccer games on the video screens. In an Agreement with the Community Redevelopment Agency, ACME Development Company constructed the buildings, which were later acquired by American Soccer in 1990 for its sportswear business. American Soccer supplies uniforms to 80,000 American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) leagues across the United States and has a local workforce of more than 300 employees.

California Cotton Fumigating Co., Inc.

California Cotton Funigating Company

222 East "G" St.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 834-3535

California Cotton Fumigating Co., Inc. provides fumigating process service for both outbound and incoming cargo. A typical instance would be, after cotton bales are shipped out, cotton wastes and burlap bags are often returned to be transformed into felt, car mats, and carpet matting. Containerization made California Cotton's process easier, with its compact boxes of goods. When the boxes are made of wood, however, fumigation is essential prior to shipping because officials in some ports of entry fear the introduction of wood-boring insects in the containers. Other international consignees are equally cautious. California Cotton has the largest vacuum fumigation chambers on the West Coast. The company treats both delicate and perishable items i.e. fruits, flowers and holiday food staples, such as chestnuts from China.

California Cotton is a family owned business that Linda Jacobson inherited from her father, Tom Hackett who founded the company and operated with her husband, Tom Jacobson. California Cotton has been in business over 64 years and is now into its third generation of family ownership and operation. The company is a five-day-per-week, 8-hour per day operation for Tom Jacobson, and his son Tom Jr.; daughter-in-law Kristine; and 5 regular employees.

Electronic Balancing Company

Electric Balancing Company

660 East "D" St.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 830-4995

Electronic Balancing Company, distinguished for its unparalleled customer service, is an industry leader in precision balancing. We provide our customers with a variety of services ranging from quality assurance, research and development to convenient field balancing. Understanding that down-time is crucial to your business, we also provide 24 hour emergency service.

Electronic Balancing prides itself on maintaining strict adherence to our customer's requirements without compromising our quality standards. This assures that our customers receive the best precision balancing with the quickest turnaround and competitive prices.

E Street Cold Logistics, LLC

E Street Cold Logistics

901 "E" St.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 233-7300

"E Street Cold Logistics, LLC has just completed its new facility located at 901 East "E" St., an investment of approximately $12 million for a 107,840 square foot, two-story, state-of-the-art cold storage facility and food distribution warehouse. Union Ice has been in business for more than 100 years, forty of which were in Wilmington at the Neptune facility. CRA/LA has strong support from the business community. The tools of redevelopment are needed in order to facilitate land assemblage, establish appropriate land use controls and encourage the growth of this modern industrial park."

- Rich Burke, President, E Street Cold Logistics, LLC.

Juanita's Foods

Juanita's Foods

645 North Eubank Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90748
Telephone (310) 834-5339

Juanita's Food is a "home grown" family business operating in the Wilmington Industrial Park for more than 50 years. Juanita's is a prominent and leading manufacturer of canned and bottled Mexican food products, formerly known as Harbor Canning Company. In 1977, the company acquired the Pico Pica Foods Company, another long-established food brand company. Juanita's Menudo has become one of their best sellers on ethnic shelves at grocery stores throughout the USA and has sizable exports to Mexico. In 1984, the company began expanding the product line of both brands and now has established itself the premier marketer of authentic Mexican foods in the grocery industry. Through an Agreement with the Community Redevelopment Agency, Juanita's completed construction of a new 50,000 s.f. distribution warehouse in 1999 to modernize its food processing operation, and in 2005, added a 20,000 corporate office facility. Juanita's Food is third generation family operated business, which has a workforce of 150 employees.

KOMAX Systems, Inc.

Komax Systems, Inc.508 East E St.
Wilmington, California 90744
Telephone: (310) 830-4320

KOMAX Systems, Inc. has been in the WIP since 1989. KOMAX designs and manufactures Static Mixers, Steam Heaters, Desuperheaters and Reactors. With more than three hundred man-years of industrial experience the KOMAX design team has applied KOMAX technology to solve problems for the process industries and established a technical base of over one hundred thousand installations worldwide. KOMAX products extend to all industries and market places including:

KOMAX is a mixing and systems engineering company. Static Mixer Applications include liquids, gases, slurries and particulates in both laminar and turbulent flow conditions.

Unique triple action static mixing, which only KOMAX can provide, includes two-by-two division, cross-current mixing, and back mixing counter rotating vortices. This patented triple action mixing design enable KOMAX to manufacture and supply its static mixers and systems in virtually any material of construction and in any size.

L. A. Diesel Parts, Inc.

L.A. Diesel Parts320 Lakme Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90748
Telephone (310) 834-1105

L A. Diesel Parts, Inc. has been located in the Wilmington Industrial Park (WIP) since 1964. The company celebrates 45 years in business and for the last 39 years, has been a supplier of diesel engine parts and related engine room equipment to the marine and industrial facilities worldwide. The company's President Bob Shimmin and his wife, Secretary-Treasurer Marilyn Shimmin, have established themselves as a major supplier of filters and filtration equipment with lines such as Baldwin, Luber-Finer, Racor and a wide variety of numerous filter lines.

Metropolitan Stevedore Company

Metropolitan Stevedore Company720 East "E" St.
Wilmington, California 90744-6014
Telephone (310) 816-6500

Metropolitan Stevedore Company (Metropolitan) has been located in Wilmington since 1923. Metropolitan developed an early reputation for offering clientele in the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor area the very latest in heavy-lift handling. Seventy years ago, a stevedore, someone who loads and unloads ships, was known as "the man with the hook" moving crates, boxes, and bales around the dock. Early cargoes, though extremely small by today's standards, consisted of familiar items: exotic fruits, seafood, ore and general goods.

Metropolitan is still known today as an innovator in cargo handling equipment in the ever-advancing maritime industry. As a full service general contractor and one of Southern California 's largest cargo-handling businesses, the company also operates various terminal facilities throughout the U.S. Through an Agreement with the Community Redevelopment Agency, in 1989, Metropolitan developed a handsome, modern 65,000 square foot office and headquarters building, which employs 45 people in the Wilmington Industrial Park. The building's quality design reflects Metropolitan's increased emphasis on a high technology-oriented expansion into the twenty-first-century. As a service organization, Metropolitan relies on its long history of professionalism to serve both large and small shippers and continues to emphasize efficiency, adaptation, innovation and a strong sense of community, in its quest to deliver quality, excellent service to its clients. [Frank Divona]

Pacific Maritime Association

Pacific Maritime Association627 North Fries Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 847-1600

Pacific Maritime Field Training Locations:

601 Quay St.
Wilmington, CA 90744

321 East "G" St.
Wilmington, CA 90744

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) is responsible for training all International Longshoreman and Warehouse Union (ILWU) members, i.e. longshoremen, clerks and foremen on the West Coast of the United States. ILWU dockworkers are charged with unloading safely containers off the cargo ships. In 2000, the volume of containerized cargo moving through the Ports of LA and Long Beach was over 7 million CEUs (container efficient units) and is expected to triple by the year 2020. In 2006, the volume of containerized cargo moving through the Ports of LA and Long Beach was almost 11 million CEUs (container equivalency units) which is a 43% increase over the last four years and is expected to continue to grow over the next few years. When ILWU members graduate from these training programs, they are ready to work at the various Port terminals. PMA trains annually approximately 10,500 registered and casual day laborers for the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbors. [VP Bob Dodge]

Potential Industries, Inc.

Potential Industries, Inc.922 East "E" St.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 549-5901

Potential Industries, Inc. (Potential) has been in Wilmington since 1975. Potential started off as a small paper recycling company working out of a trailer collecting and brokering wastepaper for export to Asia. Recycled paper has become one of the top five exports from the Los Angeles Harbor. Since, recycling is a positive and popular alternative to a cleaner environment, Potential expanded its business in 1990 and moved into the Wilmington Industrial Park, on 5 acres. Potential recycles items that have been generated by commercial/industrial sources, as well as residential curbside material. Familiar items are all the unsold LA Times Newspapers from retail stores. Primary recycled materials are paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum. Their buyers are from local communities, regional areas, Mexico, Canada, and Asia.

Potential is unique, in that it is the only recycling center of its kind utilizing rail service for receiving and shipping its product. Their facility has enabled them to expand their domestic business in North America by sending their scrap paper to paper mills by rail. The Company employs approximately 145 people, mainly residents of Wilmington. Potential's business continues to grow with plans to build a new 30,000 s.f. building across the St. from its current location that will add 40 new jobs to the area. [Dan Dominoske]

Quality Refrigeration Co., Inc.

Quality Refrigeration310 East Harry Bridges Blvd.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 549-1532

Founded in 1950, Quality Refrigeration is an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractor specializing in Marine, Industrial and Commercial Service and Sales.

Ruggeri Marble & Granite, Inc.

Ruggeri Marble & Granite, Inc.633 Sanford Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 513-2155

Founded in 1983, Ruggeri Marble and Granite, Inc. has become a leader in residential and commercial stone work in California and throughout the West. From our modest beginning doing individual bath and kitchen remodeling, our company has grown into a full service stone contractor. We manage interior and exterior stonework for large scale condominium and hotel projects, government organizations and educational facilities. Our residential customers now include some of the finest estate properties in southern California.

Our primary facility and showroom are in Wilmington, California, near the heart of Los Angeles harbor. Imported stone from around the world is received here and processed locally or at our new Baja California facility in Ensenada. We design and manufacture our own lines of decorative tile, and do considerable custom manufacturing of architectural columns, fireplaces and hand crafted decorative stone pieces.

Our staff are carefully selected and trained artisans, familiar with modern techniques and respectful of the time honored stone working traditions we represent. We import only the finest materials for use in our countertops, tiles, sinks, bath tubs, interior and exterior flooring, and decorative pieces.

You benefit from an enormous selection of colors, styles, and finishes. With distribution and mining operations spread over four countries, we have the perfect choice of stone for your project.

San Pedro Electric Sign Company

San Pedro Electric Sign Company701 Lakme Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 549-4661

San Pedro Electric Sign Company (SPESCO) is a company that excels in creating individual signage programs including backlit awnings. SPESCO relocated into the Wilmington Industrial Park in 1979 and in 1989 completed a 20,000 s.f. plus state of the art manufacturing sign facility. SPESCO provides in-house services from complete sign designing to sign fabrication of neon, plastic and its recently added L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) Research & Development department. SPESCO secures all necessary permitting and has its own professional installation crews and trucks. SPESCO caters to the needs of individual shop tenants, regional shopping center developments and National & Global Accounts. SPESCO has fabricated electrical signage for popular retail stores and commercial establishments, e.g. Blockbuster Music , Fry's Electronics, Yoshinoya, regional banks and the Sheraton Hotels. SPESCO is a proud to be located in the Wilmington Industrial Park! [Gus Navarro]

South Bay Heating & Air Conditioning

South Bay Heating & Air Conditioning 506 Sanford Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 835-3300

South Bay Heating & Air Conditioning is dedicated to providing the
highest quality of service and satisfaction to meet the demands of our customers with competitive pricing and on time high performance delivery.

Established in 1977, South Bay Heating & Air Conditioning is a state-licensed contractor specializing in HVAC engineering and design, fabrication and installation, service and energy management.

Our broad range of customers and completed projects reflects the full spectrum of our abilities from conception to completion. Some projects we have completed consisted of package units to thermal storage for office and retail to churches, schools, institutions, health care and manufacturing plants.

Speedy Fuel (formerly Wilmington Truck Stop)

Speedy Fuel710 East "D" St.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 830-3388

Wilmington Truck Stop (WTS) is a well-landscaped truck fueling facility that provides diesel fuel, propane, and truck scale and truck lubrication services. The facility is located on 2.5 acres at the corner of D St. and Eubank Ave. and contains a two-story 8,000 sq. ft. office building that offers convenient fast food and monthly parking for 100 trucks. The Agency leased a parcel of land, initially used for construction of the truck stop improvements to WTS. In 2001, WTS purchased this property from the Agency to provide additional on-site parking for its business. WTS has 23 employees.

Wilmington Truck Stop is the first project to be approved under the updated 1998 Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Project Area. This document relieved the need to conduct a full environmental analysis upon a developer's submittal of a building permit application, thereby providing a cost and time saving to the developer. [Norman Liu]

State Fish Company

State Fish Company403 Harry Bridges Blvd. and 1130 West "C" St.
Wilmington, CA 90748
Telephone (310) 549-8296 and (310) 830-8020

State Fish Company is a family owned business processing fresh fish and calamari from Los Angeles Harbor and distributing frozen seafood, since 1932. More than 6 million lbs. of seafood is processed annually at three different but interdependent locations in San Pedro and Wilmington. State Fish is a leading supplier of fresh and frozen seafood to restaurants, supermarkets and various food establishments throughout Southern California, the United States and internationally. Under State Fish's retail brand names, Fiesta del Mar and Nautilus, frozen fish product is shipped locally, nationally and worldwide.

In 1978, through an Agreement with the Agency, the 5.85-acre property at 403 Harry Bridges Blvd. was developed for Atlantis Seafood Company by HBJ Real Properties Corporation. State Fish later purchased Atlantis Seafood. The C St. cold storage plant and the Harry Bridges facility, together employ 400 persons.

St. Louis Bearing, Inc.

St. Louis Bearing, Inc.333 E Harry Bridges Blvd.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 834-8506

St. Louis Bearing, Inc. has been providing top quality bearings since 1946. We specialize in Babbitt Bearings, and bearings designed in bronze.

We manufacture both standard and custom bearings, quantities anywhere from one to long-run OEM.

Time Warner T.V. Satellite Office

Time Warner T.V. Satellite Office Building605 East "G" St.
Wilmington, California 90744
Telephone (800) 266-2278

Watson Land Company

22010 South Wilmington Ave., Suite 400
Carson, California 90745
Telephone (310) 952-6400

Watson Land Company (Watson) is a recognized developer of quality and well-designed industrial business parks and formerly owned the properties along Quay Ave. in the Wilmington Industrial Park that have become the PMA Training Sites for cargo handling equipment. Watson serves companies, both large and small, by planning, developing and managing industrial and office buildings as well as multi-tenant business complexes and offering "ONE STOP" service and responsiveness to their tenants.

Watson has built speculative and "build to suit" product and has experience in clearing, assembling, and taking projects through the "land entitlement" process. Watson abides by certain development standards which have yielded economically superior properties occupied by prominent businesses and that have stood the test of time. [Tom Huston]

Wilmington Woodworks

Wilmington Woodworks318 East "C" St.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone (310) 834-1015

Wilmington Woodworks (WW) is a wood pallet manufacturer and is the sole wood product supplier for Jacuzzi Spas Whirl-Bath, Inc. WW has been a Wilmington based business, since 1960, operating from the "C" St. location since 1970. WW is a family owned business, employing 18 persons, which represent three generations of Wilmington families.