COSTA MESA — Eden Air Freight Inc. filed Monday for liquidation under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
The air freight forwarder was founded five years ago by Larry L. Rodberg, who helped start Irvine-based Burlington Air Express in 1972. When Rodberg died in 1991, his son, Larry P. Rodberg, took over as president of Eden Air Freight.
Eden Air Freight has shuttled large-volume merchandise--such as clothes, computers and electronic equipment--around the world. Unlike Burlington, the Costa Mesa company does not have its own aircraft and has leased cargo space on airlines. Its customers have included Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Compaq Computer and Motorola.
The company's liquidation filing, which lists debts of $2.2 million against assets of $1.4 million, was made in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana.