HARBOR CITY, Calif.—Bryant Rubber is moving its headquarters for the first time in more than 40 years in large part to benefit its employees with a better location, more access to technology and increased convenience.
The company is relocating from Harbor City to the Long Beach Business Center, which is located six miles east in Los Angeles County and has easy access to nearby freeways such as I-405 and other major transportation arteries. A 10-year lease was signed by the company earlier this year, according to the City of Long Beach and confirmed by Bryant Rubber CEO Brogan Bryant.
The newly renovated space of nearly 44,000 feet is a standalone building and will house the company's manufacturing and research and development center, along with corporate employees and managerial leadership. Roughly 65 percent of that space will be for manufacturing. Corporate and managerial personnel should be in place by the end of this year, with the manufacturing staff completing their move later in 2020, Bryant said.
"We looked at many different options before we selected the location we did here in Long Beach." Bryant said. "We actually chose it because it's the epicenter of where our employees reside, which actually surprised us. It's a great location from a supply chain aspect too."
The place Bryant Rubber is moving to is in an area experiencing significant industrial growth near the port of Long Beach, said Sergio Ramirez, the city's deputy director of economic and property development.