Asian food companies buy O.C. factory space

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Many Orange County residents enjoy wontons, azuki-filled pastries and other Asian foods. And that’s helping to fuel a rebound in the industrial real estate market.

Even as some traditional manufacturers have closed plants and moved out of the area in recent years, a number of large Asian food companies have purchased industrial properties in Orange County to expand their local operations. Among the growing companies are CJ America Inc., the South Korean maker of Annie Chun’s packaged food, which acquired industrial property in Fullerton, and Imuraya USA, a Japanese dessert company, which bought a plant in Irvine.

posted by Tiffany Haslacker
03/02/2013