According to the filing with the California Employment Development Department, Edelbrock notified the EDD earlier this month that it would be permanently closing its Torrance location, affecting the facility’s 270 employees with an unconfirmed number of layoffs. This includes workers in the company’s divisions like sales and advertising, as well as employees in the research and development, testing, and manufacturing areas. It did not list a reason for the closure.
In addition to the Torrance location, Edelbrock also has two foundries in San Jacinto, California. The unknown as of this article is how many employees will be relocated to the foundries. The company also has a distribution center in Mississippi, along with a carburetor division and a NEW Race Center in North Carolina.
Edelbrock has been headquartered in Torrance since 1938. We knew something was changing since mid 2020. Sources close to us leaked a shakeup with their marketing firm and then everything went hush all of a sudden. We hope the company survives and this is just an exodus from the corruption in California.