Los Angeles, California-based Coastal Closeouts, Inc. has entered a five year agreement under which it will operate in Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico through the Tecma Group of Companies’ Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP). Services delivered by Tecma will enable Coastal Closeouts to begin sorting, classifying and packaging used clothing for the purpose of exporting it around the globe.
The company’s Rosarito facility will initially occupy 50,000 square feet of industrial space and, and will expand to utilize 100,000 of square feet after one year of operations. The building will eventually house 200 workers.
According to the president of Coastal Closeouts, Inc., Carl C. Jones, “We chose to open a facility in Rosarito, Baja California, due to its proximity to our Southern Calfornia headquarters, and due to the ease with which we can ship our product from that location. Tecma was chosen as Coastal Closeout’s service provider due to its knowledge of Mexico’s business environment, and the quaity of the recommendations that were provided to us regarding the level of the companies’ service.”
About Coastal Closeouts
Coastal Closeouts, Inc. (dba West Coast Rags) was founded in June of 2009 by three seasoned used clothing vetarans, and is in the business of recycling textiles. CCO and its subsidiary West Coast Rags, separates used clothing into several different categories and, subsequently, exports it to Central & South America, Asia, Middle East and Africa. The company occupies a 42,000 square foot facility and employees 18 people in Vernon, California, as well as a new 50,000 square foot Baja California facility. The company is owned by Carl C Jones, Walter Levoff and Charles Bates, all
seasoned veterans of the export apparel business for 30 years. Each individual has had long standing relationships with customers and suppliers for that period of tim
About the Tecma Group of Companies
The Tecma Group of Companies, Inc., headquartered in El Paso, Texas provides services that have enabled firms from a wide range of industries to establish and maintain Mexican manufacturing operations for almost three decades. Under its Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP) companies control and focus on their core, value-added functions, while Tecma tends to their human resource, payroll, accounting, logistics, and other needs that, although important, are not part of the manufacturing process.
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