After 33 years in business in Southern California, Lucas Oil Products is closing its corporate headquarters and West Coast production facility located in Corona and consolidating operations at its facilities in Indiana, according to an October 17 article in the Press Enterprise newspaper.
Lucas Oil Products is also relocating its wholly owned MAVTV cable network from Corona, California to Indiana.
As a result of the move, 93 people working for Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV in California will lose their jobs beginning November 28, 2022. The move is expected to take two months to complete.
Lucas Oil Products founder Forrest Lucas, an independent over-the-road truck driver at the time, started developing his products in the 1980s to enhance the performance and durability of his trucks and their lubricants. Knowing his products worked, Lucas started marketing them from truck stop to truck stop and over time built up a thriving business that was initially based in Chino, California. Lucas Oil Products then moved to Corona in 1995.
Lucas Oil Products’ corporate headquarters will move to an existing location in Indianapolis and the company’s primary production facility will remain in Corydon, Indiana.
Indiana is Lucas’ home state.
Other corporations that have moved their corporate headquarters and various operations out of California in recent years include Apple, Hewlett Packard, Nissan, Oracle, Tesla, Toyota, and Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., to name a few.
To read more about how Forrest Lucas founded and built up Lucas Oil Products, grab an August 2011 issue of Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology or view the PDF copies of that article below.