Signal Hill-based Encore Welding Supply hosted a party on August 11 to celebrate the opening of its new gas facility located at 2777 Raymond Ave. The event featured live musical performances by Tijuana Dogs and Joe Wood and the Lonely Ones. The event also included free food, 30 vendors, raffle prizes and more. Pictured from left: Frank Mcilquham, Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce boardmember; Cynthia Piazza, chamber member; Allison Gallagher, field representative for Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell; Shelley Mann, Encore senior operations manager; James Young, Encore distribution manager; Melissa Guy, chamber president; Ed Wilson, mayor of Signal Hill; Paul Anderson, Encore vice president and general manager; Ben Anderson, Encore president; A. C. Goins, Encore gas facility manager; Tom Benson, president-elect of the Signal Hill Rotary Club; and Keir Jones, Signal Hill city clerk. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Larry Duncan)