Welcome to the City of Irwindale, also known as “Jardin de Roca,” Spanish for “Garden of Rocks.” the city was incorporated in 1957 and, although small (only 9.5 square miles), we enjoy progressive growth, guided by a unique vision that clearly distinguishes Irwindale as a city that takes pride in its close-knit, family-oriented community environment.
Situated in the center of the San Gabriel Valley, at the confluence of the 605 and 210 freeways, Irwindale is an exciting place to do business, and our potential for growth rivals that of any of our neighboring cities. This is clearly demonstrated with such well-known companies as Southern California Edison, Ready Pac Produce, MillerCoors, Superior Communications and Décor-ative Specialties. The sand and gravel mining industry remains a significant part of the city’s strength (including such companies as United Rock, Vulcan Materials, Hanson Aggregates and Robertson’s Ready Mix). A significant achievement for the city is that two of the reclaimed rock quarries will be converted into developable land in the next 10 to 15 years.
The city continues to strengthen through a diverse cross-section of businesses, including local success stories such as Davis Wire, the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Jacmar Food Service, 3M Unitek, Exxel Outdoors, Inc. and Foodmakers Equipment. In an ongoing effort to expand our business pool from its traditional mining base, we are excited that the well-known hot sauce manufacturer, Huy Fong Foods, chose to relocate to Irwindale in 2010. Louis Vuitton, the maker of high-quality leather goods and fashion products, also expanded its operations to add a facility in Irwindale. You can see that our businesses reflect the city’s dynamic nature – a clear sign that Irwindale is the place to invest and grow!
Investment in our infrastructure is critical to our quality of life. Major street improvement projects continue throughout the city, including the Gladstone Street rehabilitation, the design and reconstruction of Los Angeles Street and the Arrow Highway project, to name just a few.
The City Council’s vision for the future is to maintain our small-town atmosphere for the residents and business community to ensure the city continues as a safe, stable, well-managed and financially secure community for all.
We welcome you to become part of our unique community and help us build the city’s successful future, one rock at a time!
David “Chico” Fuentes, Mayor
Julian A. Miranda, Mayor Pro Tempore
Mark A. Breceda, Councilmember
Manuel R. Garcia, Councilmember
H. Manuel Ortiz, Councilmember