Job creation continues with the decision of Rite Aid Corporation to build a 1 million
square foot regional distribution center and high-tech Customer Support Center on 88 acres
within the Fox Field Industrial area. This new facility will be the backbone of Rite
Aid's southwest distribution network with an investment of $60-$70 million in the project.
This new state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to open in late 1999 with expansion
to 1.5 million square feet within three years.
RESULT: 850 - 1,000 NEW JOBS.
Added to the City's growing industrial base is the Michael's Stores Distribution
Center currently under construction within the Fox Field Industrial area. A major
retailer of arts and crafts supplies, Michael's currently has four distribution centers
and two warehouses devoted to seasonal imports. When completed, this new 432,000
square-foot facility will be the primary distribution center for Michael's retail outlets
throughout the western United States. Construction is scheduled for completion in
RESULT: 130 NEW JOBS.
Federal Express recently relocated its regional collection and distribution center to a
new facility in the Lancaster Business Park at Division Street and Avenue K-6. This
new 34,000 square foot building will provide over $250,000 in tax increment revenue to the
City of Lancaster as well as continuing the City's goal of providing diversified industry
and new jobs within the Lancaster Business Park.
RESULT: 60 NEW JOBS
BENDING AND AERO SHEET METAL
As a result of the Redevelopment Agency and Regional Partnership's "Fast
Track to Success" promotional event, Aero Bending and Aero Sheet Metal relocated its
operations from North Hollywood to a new expanded facility in the Lancaster Business Park.
The Aero companies, which specialize in tube bending and sheet metal fabrication,
have been in operation for over 50 years employing highly-skilled machinists.
RESULT: 30 NEW JOBS
Lance Camper, the nation's premiere builder of truck-mounted recreational
equipment, relocated to a new 110,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on an 11.5
acre site in the Lancaster Business Park. Lance Camper was one of the first
companies to use incentives offered by the City's Enterprise Zone and can realize over $1
million in hiring tax credits over the next five years. Relocation of Lance Camper
exemplifies the Redevelopment Agency's success at providing diversified jobs for Lancaster
RESULT: 150 NEW JOBS
Rexhall Industries, a major recreational motor manufacturing company,
relocated its operations from Santa Clarita to 85,000 square foot facilities on a 10-acre
site in the Fox Field Industrial area. The company was established in 1986 and grew
to a level that by 1990 it was listed in Business Week's "100 Best Small
Corporations." Rexhall sells to national retailers as well as internationally.
Rexhall was attracted to Lancaster by the City's pro-business climate and, as a
result, the company has continued to grow since moving to Lancaster in 1996.
RESULT: 350 NEW JOBS
- 30 JOBS IN 3 YEARS.
- 60 JOBS.
"TINSEL TOWN 19" - 200 JOBS.