1201 Research Park Drive, Suite 100▪ Riverside, CA 92507 ▪ 951-779-6700
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
Karin Weddig Durant
Inland Empire Economic Partnership
951 779-6700 x 227
BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY LOCATES DISTRIBUTION FACILITY
IN SAN BERNARDINO
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., (February 27, 2006) - Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse
Corporation, acquired by the private equity firm, Bain Capital Partners LLC for 2.06
billion, has recently expanded its operations to a new distribution facility in the City of
San Bernardino with an investment of 10 million dollars in capital costs. Burlington has
leased 440,000 sq ft from ProLogis on Mill & Doolittle Streets and will be operational in
late April or early May of 2006. They plan to initially hire 125 employees.
Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation is a national retailer focused on
clothes, shoes, furniture and home decorations with more than 362 stores in 42 states.
They contacted the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) in November of 2003
through the State of California’s California Business Investment Services (CalBIS),
which is part of the State’s Labor Agency. Dave Snyder, senior project manager of
CalBIS worked closely with IEEP from the start.
IEEP assisted the company by providing information on demographics, workforce,
transportation infrastructure, conducting five site searches (which resulted in 98
responses from brokers and cities), and facilitating the permiting process. “Atracting
businesses into a region is a partnership effort. CalBIS, the City of San Bernardino,
San Bernardino County, the commercial brokerage community and IEEP all played a
role in atracting Burlington to the region,” said Karin Weddig Durant, vice president
economic development for IEEP.
The company chose a site IEEP’s partner CBRE had submited through an IEEP site
search. “We are thriled with the assistance IEEP provided us. They were fundamental
in the development of the project and key to us staying on track,