BUENA PARK — Farwest Distribution Center, a San Gabriel Valley automobile parts distributor and retailer, said Friday that it will move its headquarters to Orange County, filling space vacated by Cardis Corp. earlier this year.
The move from La Verne will bring 75 jobs to Buena Park by the end of May and locate the company closer to its retail stores and adjacent warehouse sites in Santa Ana and Newport Beach. The company, with about 115 employees, will retain its La Verne warehouse.
"It all made sense financially," said Rick Paxton, Farwest's controller. "That's where the business is and that's where we hope to grow from."
In February, Cardis laid off about 90 employees and left its 80,000-square-foot warehouse and office space in Buena Park to consolidate its operations into another company facility in San Ysidro. Its business, auto parts distribution, competes with Farwest, although Cardis now concentrates its sales efforts in San Diego County.