San Bernardino Enterprise Zone Attracts Two Manufacturers
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (August 24, 2011) –The San Bernardino Valley Enterprise Zone (SBVEZ) is pleased to announce that Simpson Strong-Tie and Hayden Industrial Products have located to the zone. Both manufacturing companies cite the zone’s benefits and suitable industrial space as key factors in driving their expansion plans.
Simpson Strong-Tie is a leading manufacturer of structural building products with dozens of locations throughout the U.S. and worldwide. The company consolidated its Southern California operations into a 400,000 square-foot building located at 12246 Holly Street, Riverside, an unincorporated portion of San Bernardino County within the zone. The move took place in April and accommodates the company’s need for increased space and efficiency.
“The company has a history of using the enterprise zone program for other facilities, so when it came time for us to move, finding a location in an enterprise zone was a high priority.” said Murray Daniels, branch manager. “We chose the Inland Empire because it not only offered us use of the program and the capacity we need for future growth, but also the logistic advantages needed for heavy manufacturing and distribution.”
Simpson Strong-Tie’s relocation brings more than 180 office, manufacturing and warehouse jobs to the region. The company will utilize the zone’s tax credits to expand its workforce and plans to hire up to 10 new employees next year.
Hayden Industrial Products is a manufacturer of mobile and stationary heat exchangers for the power generation, construction, fluid power and agriculture industries. The company is relocating to a 109,000 square-foot industrial building located at 1393 E. San Bernardino Avenue in San Bernardino. The move is currently taking place and will be completed by the end of the fall.
“The company has been actively searching for a site that suited our production requirements and provided us the opportunity to consolidate and grow,” said Shannon Riley, Human resources manager. “San Bernardino met our expectations and the enterprise zone was an added incentive that we will most certainly use to expand our workforce and product lines.”
Hayden Industrial Products currently employs 66 administrative, engineering, production and sales workers. The company is in the process of completing hiring tax vouchers for several of its employees, and has plans to hire more local workers as business grows.
About the San Bernardino Valley Enterprise Zone
The San Bernardino Valley Enterprise Zone is an Enterprise Zone established by the California Department of Housing and Community Development to encourage investment, growth, development and job creation in economically distressed areas of the county. The zone covers approximately 42 square miles and includes areas of Colton, San Bernardino and unincorporated portions of San Bernardino County. The Enterprise Zone is a joint effort between the Inland Valley Development Agency, City of Colton, City of San Bernardino, and the County of San Bernardino. For more information, visit www.SBVEZ.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
For more than 50 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products, and value-engineered solutions. Its extensive offering of connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, anchors and lateral-force resisting systems are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed by providing exceptional products, full-service engineering and field support, product testing and training. For more information, visit www.strongtie.com.
About Hayden Industrial Products
Located in Southern California’s Inland Empire, Hayden Industrial Products is a leading ISO 9001:2008 certified heat exchanger manufacturer providing custom engineered product to the mobile, industrial, power generation, oil and gas, and Process industries. Founded in 1961, Hayden Industrial Products has 50 years of manufacturing experience. Design capabilities include ASME code (Section VIII, Div. 1) tube and fin heat exchangers featuring fully welded stainless steel tubes & “D-shaped” headers and heat exchangers designed to API 661 specifications. With its new home office in San Bernardino, California, Hayden Industrial Products’ goal is to provide a highly engineered quality product line at a competitive price, along with application engineering support and a responsive customer service staff. For more information, visit www.HaydenIndustrial.com.