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 14,000 people in key segments of distribution across 50 different distribution centers.

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. The geographic center of California’s weighted population is located in here—meaning Kern County is the best location, closest to all people in the state (it is within a four-hour drive from 90% of the state’s population) . It’s also the lowest shipping cost and carbon footprint for facilities designed to ship to consumers statewide.

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 50 distribution centers are located within 50 miles of Kern County

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
  • FedEx
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wonderful Citrus
  • Wonderful Almonds & Pistachios