It all started as an after-school business for two high school boys. With a hand-drawn logo, advertisement in a local paper, and advertising fund stashed in a ceramic dish, the endeavor was never expected to be more than a local moving company. Now, 30 years later, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has grown both domestically and internationally with more than 330 locations worldwide. In 2015, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® will operate in 39 states with additional growth expected in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
They are proud of the more than 60 consecutive months of growth, the completion of five million moves and counting, and the annual donation of $2.8 million in moving services. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is poised for long-term record success!
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the fastest-growing franchised moving company in the country TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has been in business in Irwindale for one year and two months. The Irwindale location is corporate owned and the company is paving the way for more franchises on the West Coast as the company is rapidly expanding.
Irwindale Event Center started off life on March 29, 1999 as "Irwindale Speedway" a "twin ring" (one-third and one-half mile) NASCAR-sanctioned, progressively-banked, oval track withjust over 6,000 seats, state-of-the-art lighting, 12 sky-box suites, great close-in parking, up-to-date accommodations for our guests, and some of the best short track racing that anyone has ever seen. (In the May 2003 issue of Speedway illustrated, well-known TV racing analyst, Doctor Dick Berggren, called Irwindale, "America's Nicest Track" and we've always strived to live up to the Doc's assessment.)
Over the years Irwindale has been the site of hundreds of motorsports events (national,regional and local), was one of the venues for the Los Angeles 2013 X GAMES and the Formula Drift championshipfinale, as well as numerous concerts, fairs, car shows, special sales, expos, community and corporate events, and more.
Our eighth-mile NHRA-sanctioned Drag Strip was christened in the latter half of 2000 and has provided a place for fans to have fun and for drivers of all ages to "exercise" their cars in full-out drag racing competition, and in safety, both for them and the people watching. It's very difficult to prove a negative, but we know from talking to the people (drivers, fans, and law enforcement) who come to take part in our regular Thursday night "Test and Tune" events at the drag stripthat this facility has helped greatly to reduce illegal and oft times deadly street racing.
Of course, by now almost everyone has seen the Speedway used as part of an advertising campaign, TV show, or feature film. Hundreds of "shoots" have taken place here at Irwindale; the track has all the features of a superspeedway and yet is in what the movie and TV people refer to as "The Zone" (close to Hollywood and not subject to extra fees as are "location" shoots).
In very special cases, Irwindale has become a very important (and sometimes secret) test facility for new vehicles, some of which won't reach production for years to come.
Business Accomplishments and Community Service:
In 1997, two women, educator Kerry Freeman, and community member Janet MacDonald, decided to enter the neighborhood behind Henry Dalton Elementary school to provide volunteer tutoring to a few children after-school.
Mothers and grandmothers eager for their children to receive the academic assistance and beneficial mentoring, immediately opened their cramped apartments on a rotating basis. Two afternoons a week they lugged books, school supplies, educational games and homemade snacks up the narrow staircases to tutor and encourage the Ninth Street children.
Today, NHH serves students from all eleven elementary schools, all three middle schools, and both high schools from one location on the campus of Foothill Community Church.
Our mission is to partner with parents of at risk Azusa students to provide the tools to thrive academically and socially. We serve low-income families with students from grades PK-12 attending Azusa Unified School District.
For more than 45 years, Ready Pac Foods has earned the reputation as a pioneer in the fresh food industry. It is our goal as a company to take our rightful place as the market leader.
Founded in 1969, with a cutting board, a few sharp knives and a bathtub, Ready Pac Foods began providing pre-cut salads to foodservice customers in Southern California. Realizing that the demand for pre-cut produce was growing, the business expanded to include retailers.
Today, whether it’s our new and exciting products, innovative processing techniques or our great people, with diverse expertise and perspectives, Ready Pac Foods is leading the way. In fact, we are giving people the freedom to eat healthier.
We currently offer an array of fresh, convenient, high-quality products featuring produce and protein under our Ready Pac®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and elevĀte™ brands, as well as our customers brand names. Offerings include fresh-cut salads, fruits, vegetables, snacking and complete meals, distributed online, in supermarkets and restaurant chains globally.
Johnson-Peltier has been a family owned business in operation since 1957. Since Howard Peltier's passing 5 years ago, Kevin Peltier has graciously filled his father's role evolving from a long standing Vice President of the company to an outstanding President and owner. Kevin has taken the role in strides and has achieved a great deal with his business, particularly in the last two years. He has reinvested nearly 100% of the annual gross profit back into the business. He has expanded the fleet by with 7 new, fully loaded state of the art trucks specifically designed for Johnson-Peltier's needs. Johnson-Peltier has equipped every field foreman and office staff with an iPhone coupled with brand new computer software. With the iPhone roll out, we were able to streamline JP's payroll process with mobile time tracking allowing foremen to focus more on the job at hand and less on paperwork allowing JohnsonPeltier to improve its quality and use of man hours. Johnson-Peltier has also equipped each truck in the fleet with a full diagnostic GPS allowing us to better understand the field, status of vehicles, route inefficiencies, and identify unsafe driving habits while rewarding safe drivers amongst other things. Additionally, Johnson-Peltier's home office is half way through undergoing a complete overhaul and makeover including new office furniture, new carpet, new paint, a fully equipped employee gym, new parking spaces, and additional warehouse space. Kevin has also doubled the size of the estimating team, re structured work flow process, rolled out new incentives, and brought on new business development personnel. It ls safe to say Johnson-Peltier is thriving and is certainly slated for new growth. Johnson-Peltier is an amazing environment to work in where employees and customers alike are feeling appreciated and cared for on a daily basis and we are already seeing some of the changes paying off in positive ways. At the beginning of these changes, Johnson-Peltier received a highly sought after industry award in 2013 from Miller Coors known as the "Electrical Excellence Award" for a large project. In addition, Johnson-Peltier has secured a multi-year service contract with The Gas Company and has been recognized in several of their internal and external publications for its excellence in service and commitment to the rather complex project.
Hanson Aggregates is celebrating 107 years in Business. Hanson is one of the world's largest suppliers of heavy building materials to the construction industry such as aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed and precast concrete, asphalt and cement-related materials and a range of building products including concrete pipes, concrete pavers, tiles and clay bricks. With its robust network of plants and ability to transport materials by water and rail, Hanson Aggregates has the capability to supply construction projects in major markets across the country. Hanson supplies aggregates for a variety of uses. While the majority of our materials are used for the production of ready mixed concrete and asphalt, our aggregates are also used for base material, filter stone, drainage and erosion control, landscaping, railroad ballast and backfill.
Kellie Sherrill, Knightling's resident photographer, started her photography education at a relatively early age. She took black & white photography and darkroom classes in middle school, high school and college. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2005 with a Fine Art Degree. Kellie has gained even more experience from her personal life, as she has taken photographs in a variety of locations on several continents. It is rare to find her without a camera whether she is working, attending a social event or on vacation.
Kellie started Knightling Photo Studio in 2007 and in 2014 opened her photo studio in Azusa (at the Irwindale border). She specializes in baby and family photography but her range is wide and she has photographed all over the world and as well as many life events such as engagements and more. She serves the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.
United Rock has been a leader in environment and safety. To date, United Rock has over 1836 days without a lost time incident.
One of the core values of United Rock is to give back to the community. United Rock is deeply rooted and extremely active within the communities they are located. United Rock also believes that improving education strengthens neighborhoods, which is why they work closely with various schools and universities through promoting education, volunteering, and giving.
Santa Anita Park is one of the most prestigious racetracks in the country since 1934. It has been host to eight Breeder's Club World Thoroughbred Championships. It is the home of the newest Triple Crown Winner - American Pharoah.