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Westside Boasts More Than 700 Businesses, From Specialty Shops To Commercial Outfits – Often Overlooked Impact Stretches Nationally, Worldwide

The businesses located in Long Beach’s Westside industrial area are some of the city’s oldest and most diverse. Firms passed from apprentice to apprentice over the span of 100 years, commercial production facilities with clients all over the world, small shops where speciality products are artfully crafted by hand, and metal working shops where sparks […]

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Focus On Long Beach’s Westside Industrial Area: Business Climate Improves But Challenges Remain

With record-breaking port cargo volumes, an influx of new construction and healthier economic conditions, the business climate for Westside Long Beach industrial companies has improved greatly this year, according to business owners.   Despite the business activity, some challenges persist, including lack of space, outdated infrastructure, poor utility connections and truck congestion, among other issues. […]

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Feeding A Local Workforce: Where To Eat On The Westside

Between bustling warehouses and manufacturing companies exists more than a handful of hidden culinary gems in the Westside industrial area of Long Beach, serving up an array of ethnically diverse fare.   Dining options, mostly along the Los Angeles River and down Santa Fe Avenue, abound with international flavors, from your traditional greasy spoons with […]

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Westside Business Profile: Phillips Steel Company Celebrating 100-Year Legacy As Family-Owned Operation

In its 100 years in business, Phillips Steel Co. has literally gone from rags, or recyclable materials, to riches – full-service metal. Daryl Phillips, left, runs Phillips Steel Co., founded in 1915 by his grandfather, Paul Phillips. Also pictured are Daryl’s nephews, Todd Phillips, center, and Greg Phillips. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Larry Duncan) […]

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Westside Business Profile: Mag-Trol Long Beach Distributing Electrical And Automation Equipment For Port, Industrial Needs

With the goal of providing “solutions – not compromises,” Mag-Trol Long Beach, Inc. has operated for 34 years as a wholesale distributor of electrical and automation equipment for port terminal operators and manufacturers in Southern California.   The company, which sells products such as sensors on rubber tire gantry cranes (RTGs) and electrical components for […]