City Council Approves Sales Tax Incentive Deal With Cabe Toyota

by Tiffany Rider, Staff Writer

The Long Beach City Council on May 10 approved long time auto dealer Cabe Toyota for the city’s sales tax incentive agreement program. The program allows businesses which expand or remodel, and which generate above $5 million in taxable sales, to share up to 50 percent of the sales tax generated in excess of a predetermined sales tax base.

The dealership, which opened in 1966 and employs more than 80 people, requested support from the city in order to remodel and expand its operation at 2895 Long Beach Blvd. The expansion is expected to cost at least $3 million.

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TireCore International Leads Tire Reuse Industry From Long Beach Hub

by Tiffany Rider, Staff Writer

After a year in Long Beach, TireCore International, LTD., has expanded its footprint in the tire casing business, continuing its mission to legitimize the used tire for the reuse industry in North America.

TireCore began in 2005 when Garry Drisdelle, owner and CEO, was granted a special trade visa to start a business in the U.S., based on a business he started in Canada 17 years ago called Total Casing Services. That business aimed to stimulate trade between his native country and the U.S.

TireCore moved a year ago from a small, outdoor facility in Huntington Beach into a large, state-of-the-art, climate-controlled building at the California State University, Long Beach Technology Center Park, located within Long Beach’s Enterprise Zone.

The location is near the San Pedro Bay Ports, with access to shipping and rail lines.

“Long Beach is a real transportation hub,” Drisdelle says. “It’s been a center of our business. We have a lot of customers in the area.”

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