Industrial companies contribute significantly to the Huntington Beach community by providing jobs and add to the city's economic base. The city encourages businesses to discover the benefits of being located in Huntington Beach.
There are three major industrial areas in the City: Northwest, the Gothard Industrial Corridor, and the Southeast area. The numbers on the map correlate to the industial developments listed below.
1. McDonnell Center Business Park
- Sharp Electronics
- Dynamic Cooking Systems
- Air Technologies
- Extended Stay Hotel
- Cambro Manufacturing
- DIX Metals
- C & D Aerospace
- Skylab Corporate Center
- 3. West County Commerce Center
- 4. Gothard Industrial Corridor
- 5. Southeast Industrial Area
McDONNELL CENTER BUSINESS PARK -- Located in the northwesterly section of the City, the McDonnell Center Business Park has been the business choice for growth and expansion! The tenants of the park include the following:
- SharpElectronics: Its Western Regional Headquarters occupy a new, $30 million, 535,000-sf building.
- DynamicCooking System: DCS manufacturers high-end professional ovens and barbecues, employs over 600 employees in two buildings, totaling about 302,000 sf on 14.3 acres of land.
- AirTech: A supplier of components used in the manufacture of composite materials for the aerospace industry recently opened a 120,000-sf facility of 125 employees.
- Extended Stay Hotel: Completed December 1998, this 104-room hotel specializes in the business and other longer-term traveler with weekly room rates generally between $300-$419. The City expects to see its transient occupancy (bed) tax increase by over $130,000 annually due to this newest hotel addition.
- Cambro: A manufacturer of institutional food service equipment, and the first business to locate in this area. With 50 employees and over 215,000 square foot of warehouse in the Business Park, Cambro also has its main manufacturing facility on Clay Ave. in Huntington Beach.
- Konica: The second largest Japanese electronics company has completed construction at McDonnell Centre Business Park. Relocated from Compton, this facility is Konica's regional headquarters consisting of approximately 280,000-sf, with 90 employees.
- DIX Metals: A Tustin-based company built a 101,000-sf building as its new headquarters. With over 125 employees, DIX manufactures specialized metal components for the aerospace industry.
- C & D Aerospace: One of the top five employers in Huntington Beach, C & D recently occupied a 150,000-sf building for its 430 employees. The new building is a combination of office and manufacturing, and is the local headquarters for C & D Aerospace.
- Skylab Corporate Center: Master Development Corporation (MDC). The developer of DCS's buildings has built this two-building area within the McDonnell Centre Business Park. The first building of 53,666 sf, is the home of Pacific Shoe Corporation, and the other 46,000 sf building is occupied by Morgan Metals.
- McDonnellCenter Business Park Second Phase: Boeing is developing this 77-acre area, west of Bolsa Chica and north of Bolsa, as an extension of the very successful McDonnell Centre Business Park. Currently in the planning phase, this prime industrial property is expected to attract major research, development and industrial businesses. There is a great deal of early interest in this desirable industrial property, and it is expected to bring more household-name companies and high-paying jobs to the area.
- WEST COUNTY COMMERCE CENTER
- Sares-Regis: The 425,000-sf former UPS facility is owned by the Sares-Regis Group, who performed a $3 million renovation to bring the building up to modern class A standards. The northern most portion of 223,000-sf is leased to Quiksilver for its West Coast distribution center. The middle portion of 101,000-sf is leased to Midwest Air Technologies from Chicago. The southern most portion of 101,000-sf is leased to Bond Technologies.
- Sares-Regis completed two additional new industrial buildings of 152,000-sf and 81,000-sf on the 28-acre site. Quiksilver moved its corporate headquarters from Costa Mesa to the new 81,000-sf building. The 152,000-sf building is divided in two; 76,000-sf is leased to Quiksilver and the remaining 76,000-sf is leased to Creative Teaching Press from Cypress. CTS added 8,000-sf of office space to its building that also serves as its headquarters.
- Sares-Regis also purchased the remainder of the site, which along with the former UPS portion, used to comprise the approximately 45-acre Weiser Lock manufacturing building. Tenants in this facility include Gibo-Kadama, manufacturer of chairs and indoor skating rinks in 100,000 sf; Quiksilver, with 100,000 sf for storage; a 26,000 sf office with BSH as the main tenant; and a new spec 120,000 sf industrial building, 50 percent of which is occupied by the new Purcell Murray showroom and warehouse at the corner of Graham and McFadden.
- This area serves as an incubator area and can accommodate the medium sized manufacturer.
- This area has several small to medium sized industrial buildings and some storage facilities. Predominate in the landscape is the AES power generating plant.