Logistics & Advanced Manufacturing

Logistics & Advanced Manufacturing in Kern County

Kern County: Logistics and Distribution Mecca

Kern County’s transportation, logistics and advanced manufacturing industry has grown significantly in the past decade, thanks to companies like Frito-Lay, Bolthouse Farms, Target, Sears, IKEA and Famous Footwear. The industry employs over 25,000 people in key segments of distribution, including road, air, rail, logistics and warehousing and distributing product. 

Kern County’s location provides for an easy, one-day turnaround trip to California’s largest population concentrations, which include San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento and the Bay Area, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada.

 For facilities designed to distribute products, Kern County has the lowest transportation costs and carbon footprint. In fact, the cost of doing business in Kern is just 93% of the national average! 

Kern County also has strengths in facilities support, specialized freight, trucking and logistics services for road and rail, rental, leasing and equipment repair. The industry is also strong in wholesale trade, which depends on the availability of transportation providers and services across various modes. This industry is also tied to energy and agriculture, two export-oriented industries that are heavily dependent on large-scale transport of materials and final products.

Click here: Learn More About Kern County’s Logistics Industry in the Market Overview

Over 40 distribution centers are located within 50 miles of Kern County

Kern County Transportation

Major Logistics Distribution Centers (DC)

  • American Tires DC
  • AndrewsAg Inc.
  • Anthony Vineyards
  • Bolthouse Farms
  • Camping World DC
  • CARQUEST DC
  • Caterpillar
  • Delano Farms
  • Dollar General DC
  • Famous Footwear DC
  • Four Star Fruit
  • Frito-Lay
  • Garcia Farming
  • Grimmway Farms
  • Hillman Group DC
  • Hure Brothers
  • IKEA DC
  • Johnston Farms
  • Kern Ridge Growers
  • Kirschenmann Farms
  • Lucich Farms
  • M Caratan
  • Men’s Warehouse
  • Nestle/Dreyer’s
  • Pandol Brothers
  • Paramount Citrus
  • Paramount Farms
  • Performance Food Group
  • Prime West Warehousing
  • Railex DC
  • Redbank-Malaga
  • Ross Dress for Less DC
  • Sears DC
  • Sierra Farms
  • Sunridge Nurseries
  • Sun Pacific
  • Sun Pacific Tulare
  • Sun World
  • Target DC
  • Thomson International
  • U.S. Cold Storage of CA
  • Wal-Mart DC