West Coast Company Headed to Kokomo

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Los Angeles-based LA Auto Gear Inc. is expanding to Indiana. The auto accessory company will use a 10,000 square-foot building near downtown Kokomo as its Midwest distribution center. October 24, 2014

News Release

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- LA Auto Gear Inc. has announced plans for expansion which include locating its new Midwest facility in Kokomo, Indiana.

The company plans to utilize the formerly vacant, 10,000 square-foot, building at 317 W. Jefferson St. The near downtown Kokomo site will serve as the company’s Midwest distribution center.

LA Auto Gear Inc. is a Los Angeles, CA based company that provides one of the largest selections of licensed team logo and character accessories, seat covers, car mats and other novelty items.

“The Kokomo site is a perfect location that addresses our regional accessibility concerns and need to improve and optimize service to our customer base,” said CEO Craig Smith. “We are rehabbing the building’s interior in preparation to open soon.”

“We are pleased that LA Auto Gear chose to locate in Kokomo,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “This announcement will result in the reuse of a long vacant facility in the heart of our city.”

The Kokomo facility will stock thousands of auto accessories and team logo novelty items to be distributed throughout the United States and Canada.

Source: The city of Kokomo