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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, January 3, 2013

CMC Rescue Keeps its Roots in Goleta

Leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of rescue equipment moves to larger space in Goleta to accommodate growth

Santa Barbara, CA – After an exhaustive search for suitable space to house every aspect of its business—from sales and distribution to engineering and manufacturing—CMC Rescue has purchased a 58,000 sq. ft. building located at 6740 Cortona Dr., close to its current location at 41 Aero Camino.


This new home allows the company to stay in Goleta, where it has manufactured rescue equipment for more than 35 years.

The sale closed December 18, 2012, according to Brad Frohling of Radius Commercial Real Estate & Investments, who represented CMC Rescue in the purchase. Paul Gamberdella, also of Radius, represented the property owner in the transaction.

CMC Rescue is expected to move to its new location next summer after completing extensive renovations to fit the company’s specific needs.

A local, employee-owned ISO 9001 certified company, CMC Rescue started in a garage in the early 1970s and has since become a leading designer, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of rescue equipment as well as a respected emergency response educator.

“Our 70 employee-owners are excited to have found the right facility to accommodate our growth right here in Goleta where the company has its roots,” said CMC Rescue CEO Rich Phillips. “This permits us to remain as committed to the community we live in as we are to providing the best equipment and education to the wide-reaching emergency response community, not only in North America but internationally.”

“We are very appreciative of the team at Radius for its persistence in this endeavor,” said Phillips.

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