ADELANTO – Jobs are again are big talk in the City of Adelanto, with building taking place and large manufacturers making it their place of business. From prisons to pot, Adelanto is now showing the diverse nature of their attracted businesses by bringing in gas stations, housing tracts, restaurants, and so much more.
Aircore Cookware may sell pots, but they also sell many other types of quality cookware. The City of Adelanto has issued a Conditional Use Permit and the development plans are underway to construct the facility that will find its future home at Rancho and Verbena Roads. This 2-story, 100,000 square foot stainless steel factory, with three additional one-story buildings that will be used for manufacturing.
“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. Three properties at the site, including a two-and-a-half acre one, a three-and-a-half acre, and four-and-a-half acres were all purchased by Aircore Cookware. This investment, into the tiny financially ailing city, will bring much-needed infrastructure to the area including road paving, water, and sewer city officials said. The company currently operates an international 80,000 square foot facility, which employs 100 employees. Products are sold on online stores including QVC. “This product will become the largest manufacturing plant to date in Adelanto,” said Kerr.
Due to the City of Adelanto being chosen for this development, developer Peter Park indicated that other companies began to ask, “why Adelanto”? The City of Adelanto officials said that the attraction to the small city is the ease of trucking, availability to the 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.
Many other projects underway include an 80-acre concrete manufacturing plant, expected to bring approximately 500 jobs to the city. This project is expected to be complete this year. A 630,000 square foot HDO Industrial Park for cultivating, manufacturing, distributing, and testing medical marijuana. This will create around 550 jobs and bring in approximately $2 million dollars in annual tax revenues. Just north of Adelanto Stadium, in North Adelanto, an 18-acre, 200,000 square foot development is coming. This will include a gas station, a 60-room three-story motel, drive-thru restaurants, a car wash, and office and retail facilities. Residential construction is back in full swing in the City of Adelanto with Frontier Homes building 65 brand new homes over a 10-acre area. A 4900 square foot Shell Station is being built in the northwest corner of Highway 18 and Bellflower Road. Approximately 10 employees are expected to be hired at the 24-hour gas station. A Medical Corridor with a Vocational School as well as space for retail will be built on a 22-acre property adjacent to the City Hall. Another approximately 27-combined-acre project is coming adjacent to Adelanto Stadium and the Budweiser Distribution Center. This will include a hotel, commercial, retail, and industrial property.
“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 at a City Council meeting.
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- Aircore-Cookware: Images provided by City of Adelanto