3PL Dry Foods Division: Expansion in Downey, California

Are you a manufacturer of dry food products? Are you exporting dry food products to California via the ports of Los Angeles, San Diego or Long Beach?

Westset Logistics is a leading 3PL headquartered in La Mirada, a city in close proximity to LAX and the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. With increased demand for warehousing and dry food distribution, this dry food friendly 3PL, now has an additional warehouse (40,000 sq. ft.) in the city of Downey, where a specialized dry foods 3PL team continues to provide top notch warehousing and distribution services.

The city of Downey harbors a dynamic, vibrant economy. The population is comprised of approximately 113,000 residents and is strategically located 15 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. It is considered one of the “Gateway Cities” to Los Angeles, being surrounded by its counterparts Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Bellflower, Paramount, Southgate, Bell Gardens, Commerce, and Pico Rivera. This ideal location places Westset Logistics at the forefront of the Los Angeles area economy.

Alongside the city of Arcadia, Downey was recently named one of the two most business-friendly cities in Los Angeles County. It took this honor for cities with more than 68,000 residents (the median population for California cities). This award was received from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation for consistently championing economic development, competitive tax rates and fees, and giving valuable assistance to local businesses; small, medium, and large. Downey was also given this award for having economic development staff serving as ombudsmen, or public advocates, for businesses, assisting them with various legal issues. In addition to Downey’s business-friendly strengths, it was also noted by the awarding organization for having a high quality of life.

One of the major components of Downey’s rapid economic development is a surge in construction and industrial projects. Downey’s location is one that certainly promotes economic growth. For example, it is just 17 miles from LAX—a major transportation hub and one of the largest airports in the world. It is also located within 18 miles of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles (in San Pedro). These two ports are critical to the economy of Southern California, employing hundreds of thousands of people. In fact, cargo coming into the Port of Los Angeles represents around one fifth of all cargo coming into the United States, making it the busiest container port in the country, with the neighboring Port of Long Beach being a close second. In addition and also key to transportation, major freeways with heavy daily traffic, including Interstate 5, 710, 105, and 605, all pass through Downey.

Downey also neighbors the major industrial city of Santa Fe Springs. Unlike Downey, Santa Fe Springs has an economy largely based on light industry, and hosts many large manufacturing and industrial facilities. Downey’s proximity to a key city like Santa Fe Springs, combined with its booming economy and pro-business environment, make it a strategic city for investors and residents alike.

If you are a manufacturer or distributor of dry foods, please contact us for a quotation. We pride ourselves in customer service at all of our facilities and together with our sister company, Total Transportation and Distribution, we are able to provide LTL and FTL trucking services. Contact us HERE.