City of Hope has been operating for more than a century and is one of 41 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers. Since that time City of Hope has performed over 12,000 bone marrow and stem cell transplants, conducted more than 300 clinical trials, enrolling more than 5,000 patients and has pioneered techniques responsible for numerous breakthrough drugs used to fight both cancer and diabetes.
Fiesta Parade Floats was created in 1988 and moved to Irwindale in 2008. Fiesta's primary business is creating floats for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade as well as creating floats for 12 to 14 other parades in the Southern California area. Fiesta also creates floats, props and displays for TV shows, music videos, commercials, the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, Las Vegas hotels and shopping malls. Fiesta's "leadership" is displayed through its Tournament of Roses Parade Floats as being the highest prize-winning rated company for the combined years of 1989 to 2015. The highest award any float can attain is the Sweepstakes Award and Fiesta has earned this award for the past 22-consecitive years. In the ·recent 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade, 8 of Fiesta's 10 floats were prize-winning floats.
BriteWorks is a commercial janitorial service provider located in Covina. In 1996, Anita Ron, started BriteWorks with $700, three vacuum cleaners and a lot of determination to succeed. Fast forward 18 years later BriteWorks currently has 90 employees that provide a quality service to commercial, industrial, and government organizations. A few notable clients include the City of Irwindale, MillerCoors, US Forestry, Coca Cola and the Los Angeles County of Education. All services are conducted with fully trained, background checked, and drug tested employees. In addition, regular quality control inspections are conducted providing a professional, consistent, cleaning service. BriteWorks, has received various awards for quality service as well as articles highlighting our work. The most recent awards were in June 2014 were BriteWorks received the Los Angeles Chamber 8A Award, and the Wells Fargo Community Impact Award.
Kare Youth League was founded in 1931 and has served well over 40,000 boys and girls since that time. They have built three activity centers for youth in Arcadia, Covina and Upland. A fourth center is being built in Irwindale and is due to be completed in late 2015. Many of Kare Youth League alumni have chosen service occupations like teacher, firefighter, policeman and social worker. Among others, Kare Youth League is very proud of one former member who is currently the Fire Chief for San Bernardino County, another one who was a member of an elite counter-terrorism group in the FBI and another who served as Director of Fact Checking in the White House speech department. On annual surveys, parents give Kare Youth League’s program high ratings for helping their sons and daughters improve in character issues like showing respect, teamwork, honesty, and loyalty.
Vulcan Materials Company is the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates--primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel used in virtually every facet of today's society. They are also a major producer of asphalt in California which is key to maintaining and improving the State's infrastructure.
Vulcan takes pride in being a good neighbor by engaging in open dialog about their business and operations and by being a partner in the growing communities they serve.
Vulcan Materials Company, Western Division, and their Reliance and Durbin plant employees are proud to be corporate citizens in the City of Irwindale. Vulcan Materials Company sets the industry bar in safety, health, and environmental stewardship and community relations. The company continues to develop programs and practices, which meet and EXCEED all regulatory mandates and they genuinely respond to the needs of the community because they are a part of the community.
American Medical Response provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance services throughout the County of Los Angeles. AMR and their predecessor companies have been providing this service for nearly 100 years to the residents of Los Angeles County.
In Los Angeles County American Medical Response employs approximately 500 Paramedics, EMTs, Registered Nurses, and Respiratory Technicians’ who on average handle 130,000 responses annually throughout the County. AMR offers a wide variety of available levels of transportation services including neonatal transportation and bariatric services. Additionally, AMR provides stand by medical services for many large scale sporting and entertainment venues throughout the County. Additionally, AMR is a member of multiple committees that help direct delivery in Los Angeles.
The Irwindale Brewery has been proudly brewing great beer for the past 32 years. Coors Light passed Budweiser as the number 2 beer in the nation! This is the first time that Budweiser has not been first AND second in over two decades. What makes this even more special in Irwindale is that about 50% of their output is Coors Light product. Company-wide, they received 286 medals at the Great American Beer and the World Beer Cup Festivals which speaks volumes to the quality of their beers!
The Irwindale Brewery has been recognized by the Irwindale Chamber Environmental Committee for their continuous sustainability efforts. They have received both local and national recognition for their water reduction efforts. They have also received State Grants for additional Water Reduction Projects. Over the years, MillerCoors has pursued a major effort to reduce raw energy consumption and continues to lead the industry in energy reduction efforts, currently installing a 3 Megawatt Solar Panel System that will product about 26% of their purchased energy. They have also been recognized by the State of California for their outstanding Employee Training Program.
Embassy Suites has been serving this community for over thirty years. Over the years, through many changes, Embassy Suites Arcadia has maintained a commitment to their guests and their community. Embassy Suites Arcadia was recognized as one of J.D. Power and Associates Best in Guest Satisfaction 2011-2012. The general manager was selected by the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce as the 2009 Business Person of the Year.
Acrylatex Coatings and Recycling Inc. is a California Certified Latex Paint Recycling Facility. Founded in May of 2008, it is the only paint recycling center in Los Angeles County, and one of only two recycling centers in Southern California. Clients include the State of California, LA County, Cal Trans, LAX, the City of Covina, and many other cities in the Los Angeles region.
Acrylatex recycles approximately 350,000 gallons of paint per year and processes over 1 million containers per year, recycling all the metal and plastic in those containers. Acrylatex produces recycled paint, asphalt sealer, and a unique “Soft Rock” ground cover from the paint it collects.
Acrylatex has been featured on the television’s “Curiosity Quest,” “LA’s Best Buys,” and Channel 9’s “Business and Consumer Reporter.”
Arrow has been in existence since 1947, and was originally owned by our illustrious Joe DiShanni. Robert Faris purchased the shop in 1975, and partnered with Dawn DeVroom and Dave Nguyen 20 years ago. Arrow has seen many changes since 1947 but is currently a complete mechanical repair business located on the corner of Irwindale Avenue and First Street.
Arrow has always been a part of the community, in part by its simple longevity, but more importantly through our dedication to building strong community relationships. These relationships are characterized by a service orientation, community outreach, and involvement in our community’s current affairs.