• Reliable, low-cost
    long-term labor.

  • A California community
    with Midwest values.

  • Two-day access to all major population centers in the 13
    Western States.

  • Owned by the largest farming company in California.

  • Extensive labor and
    business experience in the
    Central Valley.


Location Benefits

  • STAA-designated access to I-5 and Hwy 99 (north-south) and direct access to Hwy 58 (east-west)
  • Multiple-port access: 2 hours from Ports of LA/Long Beach and 4 hours from Port of Oakland
  • On-site FedEx Ground sort hub and less than 20 minutes from UPS Ground hub
  • Minutes from Meadows Field Airport with second longest runway in California
  • On-site connectivity to BNSF Railway with 9,000 linear feet of local track recently completed by the City of Shafter

Park Overview


Labor Benefits

  • 688,000 residents within 25-mile radius, with labor pool capable of supporting over 500MM SF of industrial space
  • High quality seasonal labor force, with availability complementary to seasonal warehouse labor demand
  • Median workforce age is 30.7 years old
  • 10% unemployment rate
  • Lowest wage rates in California compared to competitive set of industrial locations, according to JLL Reverse Location Analysis
  • #1 metro area for fastest growing workforce
    • Labor force increased 20% in last five years (compared to U.S. average of 8%)
    • Entry level workforce expected to grow 22% in next 10 years
  • Kern County ranked #5 in U.S. private sector job growth
  • Bakersfield ranked #19 on Milken Best Performing Cities in the U.S. in 2013

City of Shafter



  • Direct access to LA/LB ports
    • The Shafter Dray Exchange eModal Inland Port, to be operated by SSA Carrix, will be operational Q1 2017 and adjacent to the Shafter Rail Terminal.
    • The exchange will allow the area’s importers to post their inbound containers to an online exchange that will allow the containers to be reserved and backfilled by the area’s numerous exports, particularly the abundant agriculture products that are produced by The Wonderful Company. 
    • This will be the only functioning inland port of its kind in the Western U.S. and will offer many advantages to both importers and exporters, namely reduced drayage costs.
  • Significant investment by City of Shafter to develop existing rail terminal
    • 18,000 linear feet of track directly adjacent to BNSF mainline
    • Ability to receive unit trains

Strong Transportation


The City of Shafter is an entrepreneurial, business-friendly location that provides several significant benefits to developers and corporate users

  • Development Plan Check process is expedited
  • Overall development times reduced
  • Low development impact fees
  • Hiring and other tax credits available

Kern County provides substantial support to businesses

  • Job training and job search assistance
  • Active business development efforts through Kern Economic Development Corporation


  • Lower property taxes
  • Lower insurance
  • Lower common area charges
  • Competitive rent
  • Available tax incentives based on California sales provide further economic benefits


The growth of ecommerce and the general increase in consumer distribution channels has led to a shift in distribution needs for large retailers

Omnichannel distribution center (DCs) - which distribute product to smaller regional and local warehouses, retail locations, and direct to consumers-require different characteristics than traditional industrial warehouse facilities

  • 36’ to 40’ clear heights
  • Flexible floorplans to accommodate different warehouse management systems and conveyance equipment
  • Larger site areas to allow for additional trailer storage and parking for larger employee pools.

WIP provides flexible site plans to design buildings that meet the latest requirements:

  • Large truck/storage yards as necessary.
  • Ultramodern logistics facilities (higher clear heights, etc.).

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Todd Bomberg

Vice President of Commercial Real Estate

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Erin Poulson Morris

Director of Business Development

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Joe Vargas


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John Guinn

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Jason Gremillion

Senior Vice President of Development

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