Gillespie Field Industrial Park
Gillespie Field Industrial Park is located east of Cuyamaca Street. Construction of Gillespie Field Industrial Park began in 1977. Approximately 70 acres, consisting of more than 30 individual lots, were completely developed, and by 1983, the park was totally occupied. Light manufacturing and product distribution predominate; however, other businesses include wholesale supply and service companies and one condominium project with approximately 30 separate small businesses.
Two large businesses occupying sites within this park are GKN Aerospace Chem-Tronics, Inc. (GKN) and Veridiam, Inc. GKN, an aerospace contractor and the largest industrial employer in the City of El Cajon, occupies 20 acres of land, half of which is on Gillespie Field property leased from the County. Veridiam, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality steel tubing formerly operating as Carpenter Technology, has been a tenant since 1961 and occupies about seven acres on the County’s Gillespie Field property. Other tenants in the Gillespie Field Industrial Park include Ewing Irrigation Products, Inc., Micro-Mode Products, Inc., Toyotalift, Inc. and others.