City of Industry

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Incorporated on June 18, 1957, the City of Industry is located 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The city’s founding was based on providing a dedicated area for industrial employment in between two major railroad lines. Starting with about 50 businesses, this young municipality grew rapidly and had a national reputation for attracting large manufacturers like Mattel, Inc., Schwinn Bicycle Company, and Libbey, Inc., within its boundaries. The city is known as the “Economic Engine” of the San Gabriel Valley, and currently, it provides 68,000 jobs for the valley’s population of 1.7 million people. In the 1970s, the city developed the internationally renowned Industry Hills Resort and Conference Center and the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum. As the last portions of Industry’s 12 square miles are being developed, this dynamic economic base is continuing its dedication to businesses and to its neighboring residents by way of charitable giving, public/private partnerships, and innovative community programs.
ISBN: 9781467107785
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 168
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jeff L. Parriott grew up in this area, lived in the City of Industry for 35 years, and served on its various boards, including the city council for over 13 years. Photographs in the book come from the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, City of Industry, and collections of community families.
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