One of the world’s largest bicycle companies, Huffy Corp., has signed a 190,000 sq. ft. industrial lease at Watson Corporate Center in Carson, Calif., to accommodate its growing space needs. The four-year lease is valued at $5.8 million.
The property will serve as the new West Coast distribution center for Huffy, which is relocating from 120,000 sq. ft. of industrial space at Dominguez Technology Center in Carson. Watson Land Co., a developer, owner and manager of industrial properties throughout Southern California, owns both industrial properties.
“Following significant growth at its current location, Huffy required a larger West Coast distribution center,” says Lance Ryan, vice president of marketing and leasing with Watson Land Co. “Huffy is the most recognized brand in the bicycle industry, and this new distribution center further solidifies the company’s global reach and high-profile position within the industry.”
The property is located at 21750 Arnold Center Road in Carson, Calif. within the 113-acre master-planned Watson Corporate Center. The center is within close proximity to major Los Angeles freeways, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and multiple airports.
The property features 31 dock-high positions, a 30-foot ceiling clearance, a 175-foot truck turning radius and abundant use of glass.
“This new distribution center, with its central location and flexibility for expansion, directly aligns with our commitment to quality and growth,” says Bill Smith, president and CEO of privately held Huffy based in Centerville, Ohio.
Barry Hill of brokerage giant Jones Lang LaSalle represented Huffy in the lease transaction. Watson Land Co. was represented in-house by Lance Ryan and Mike Bodlovich.