By Staff Reports
(Adelanto) —According to a December 2016 article in the Australian Business Review (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/china-faces-new-hazards-in-us-with-donald-trump-presidency/news-story/af263209a61b5d1cc5f0a51859bf5ade), President-Elect Donald Trump accused China of “raping America by stealing its jobs through unfair trading practices.” One Korean-American company—operating a stainless steel cookware company in China— is proving that America is a good place to create jobs.
Aircore Cookware has a Conditional Use Permit and development plans underway to construct a manufacturing facility in Adelanto at Rancho and Verbena Roads. The stainless steel factory will be 100,000 square feet with two stories. The manufacturing facilities will each be 28,000 square feet with three separate buildings, each one story.
“This isn’t just a pipe dream, this project represents a $45-$50 million dollar investment in our community and will bring 250 full-time jobs to the High Desert,” said Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr. Along with the two-and-a-half acre property, three-and-a-half and four-and-a-half acre properties have also been purchased by Aircore Cookware at the Rancho site. Aircore’s investment will bring much needed infrastructure to the area including road paving, water and sewer.
“We’re talking about an international company that’s been around for 20-years in the Asian market, now choosing to bring its high technology products to America,” said Kerr. Aircore currently operates an 80,000 square foot facility with 100 employees in China, and sells products on QVC along with a prototype to Starbucks.
“This project will become the largest manufacturing plant to date in Adelanto,” said Kerr.
Because of Aircore selecting Adelanto, the project owner Peter Park has indicated that other companies have begun to ask “why Adelanto?” The answer is ease of trucking, availability to rail and attractive land values. “We’ve learned through Mr. Park that there’s another company with 12,000 employees planning to visit our city and see first-hand what we have to offer,” said Kerr.
“We promised two-and-a-half years ago that this Council was going to move forward and make
this city the gem of the High Desert and we’re going to,” Kerr said proudly at the recent City Council meeting.
Other projects currently underway in Adelanto include: