Transport company sets up shop in El Centro

Brothers Randy, Greg and Steve Clifford (fifth, sixth and seventh from the left, respectively) cut the ribbon at the new distribution hub for Ventura Transfer Co. in El Centro on Friday. PHOTO TOM BODUS

EL CENTRO — A 150-year-old Long Beach-based company that specializes in handling and transportation of liquid and dry bulk materials formally unveiled its newest distribution hub on Friday.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at Ventura Transfer Co.’s new facility at 605 N. Third St. follows a notion first conceived about 10 years ago that finally gained serious traction about seven or eight years later.

Transport company sets up shop in El Centro

A Ventura Transfer Co. semi hauling an ISO container is parked near the railroad tracks at the company’s new distribution hub in El Centro. Materials delivered in tank cars by Union Pacific will be off-loaded for transport to end users. PHOTO TOM BODUS

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