Costco Wholesale opened their doors in Torrance on September 24, 1998. In the spring of 2016, Costco Wholesale will be re-opening their doors to a larger 166,000 square foot warehouse, a gas station which will include four additional pumps and diesel fuel, a car wash, and an increase in parking spaces. This will be the largest Costco location in the Los Angeles region.
I recently had a conversation with Melisa Landa, Assistant Warehouse Manager, Felicia Gallegos, Marketing Manager and Milli McFadden, a 30-year Costco employee who currently works in the hearing aid department. The three employees all share in the enthusiasm and excitement of the new location. “Workers are beginning to plane the site and there is movement of dirt. It is going to be a remarkable warehouse,” commented Landa.
Costco Wholesale is a multi-billion dollar global retailer with warehouse club operations in eight countries. They are a recognized leader in their field, dedicated to quality in every area of their business and respected for their outstanding business ethics.
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce congratulates Costco Wholesale on their expansion. Board members, ambassadors and staff were present at the 1998 ribbon cutting and we look forward to being on hand as the ribbon is cut for the new warehouse in the spring of 2016.
by Donna Duperron
Donna is the President & CEO of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. Do you have questions about or concerns for business in Torrance? Donna would like to know. Feel free to contact her at any time.