Tejon Ranch has agreed to open L’Oréal USA’s distribution centre SalonCentric at the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center (TRCC).

The agreement was made following Tejon Ranch’s approval on additional terms on a lease between the firms. The new development will be built over 240,000ft2 of space in a 480,000ft2 building developed by TRC in partnership with Majestic Realty.

Operating in 48 US states, SalonCentric distributes professional products for salons. As part of the initiative, the company will move its distribution centre in Valencia to Tejon, California.

Tejon Ranch real estate executive vice-president Joseph N Rentfro said: “SalonCentric’s decision to move its Valencia operations to TRCC, which is located just 40 minutes north of its current facility, underscores Tejon Ranch’s value as a proven and opportune place for companies wanting to locate and/or expand in California.

“Many more companies currently located in the Los Angeles basin, like SalonCentric, will want to avail themselves of the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center’s strategic location.”

“It’s also further evidence of Kern County’s emergence as a major distribution region with the ability to serve California and the western US”

Majestic Realty senior vice-president Brett Tremaine said: “Majestic Realty is proud to welcome L’Oréal USA as the second tenant of our building developed in partnership with Tejon Ranch Co.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg, as we believe many more companies currently located in the Los Angeles basin, like SalonCentric, will want to avail themselves of the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center’s strategic location and outstanding labor pool.”

The initial 240,000ft2 of space was leased by Dollar General at the beginning of the year, and increased its footprint at TRCC by nearly 40%.

TRCC is Tejon Ranch’s 1,450-acre commercial development situated at the junction of Interstate 5 and Highway 99 in Kern County, around an hour north of the Los Angeles basin.

The centre holds more than 20 million square feet of commercial and industrial space, with around 15 million square feet still available.

In addition to the Dollar General, the centre is also home to distribution centres such as IKEA, Famous Footwear and Caterpillar.