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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In El Segundo, CA

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. El Segundo, CA offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

 Rent Storage Containers El Segundo, CA

SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN El Segundo, CA, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN El Segundo, CA

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent El Segundo, CA

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN El Segundo, CA

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

 Rent Shipping Containers El Segundo, CA

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in El Segundo, CA, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN El Segundo, CA

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in El Segundo, CA, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in El Segundo, CA. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MOBILE CONTAINERS TO Rent, Buy OR Modify IN El Segundo, CA?

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Want employees to come to the office? Pick up their laundry and welcome their dogs

In L’Oréal’s plush new West Coast headquarters in El Segundo, workers are pampered by a concierge who will fill their cars with gas, pick up their laundry, retrieve their dogs from day care or do any other task employees want.Personal and professional chores are fulfilled for $5 an hour, freeing employees to concentrate on their jobs in a former aircraft factory turned office building that now sports such comforts as a fitness center, restaurant, juice cafe and a cabana-like bar that serves coffee drinks and, depend...

In L’Oréal’s plush new West Coast headquarters in El Segundo, workers are pampered by a concierge who will fill their cars with gas, pick up their laundry, retrieve their dogs from day care or do any other task employees want.

Personal and professional chores are fulfilled for $5 an hour, freeing employees to concentrate on their jobs in a former aircraft factory turned office building that now sports such comforts as a fitness center, restaurant, juice cafe and a cabana-like bar that serves coffee drinks and, depending on the occasion, alcohol.

People work where they wish on the campus, even outdoors, where a park-like setting is served by company Wi-Fi and a vegetable garden grows fare employees can take home. Dogs are welcome inside and out.

L’Oreal’s sweet setup reflects a carrot-and-stick approach being used to get people back to the office as pandemic concerns wane among employers. Lure them to work, the thinking goes, by making it a place they want to be.

It’s not always an easy sell. In a recent survey by real estate brokerage CBRE, only 25% of executive leaders said they believe their workers would voluntarily come into the office more often than they do today. In contrast, more than half of bosses said they want their employees in the office more.

Cosmetic company L’Oréal Group demands that employees work in the office at least three times a week, on days of their choosing. Their presence is a necessary part of operating the century-old company based in Paris, said David Greenberg, chief executive of L’Oréal USA.

“We’re in an industry that’s very much people-driven,” he said. Together there is “necessary engagement, creativity, sharing and learning from each other.”

Also essential is a sense of belonging that’s best fostered face to face, he said. “We put a high degree of importance on our culture. We believe it’s why 110 years later we’re still leaders in the industry. And culture comes from people. It’s part of the recipe.”

L’Oréal was one of the first companies back in the office as pandemic restrictions on gatherings eased in July 2020. In an acknowledgement that workers’ attitudes about the office have changed, however, the company allows employees to work remotely two days a week if they want to do so. Most do.

As remote work settles into normalcy for many companies, office landlords face uncertainty about how much space their tenants are going to want to rent in the years ahead. Some businesses may shed substantial office space, as Los Angeles healthcare company MedPoint Management did last year to take advantage of having fewer people in the office every day.

MedPoint cut its office space in half moving to new quarters, while keeping its staff of about 800 workers intact. Half of them work mostly at home and the rest do some shifts at home and some in the Sherman Oaks office.

Many office landlords saw leasing decline in the third quarter, though it’s hard to know how many tenant space cutbacks were related to adoption of remote work such as MedPoint’s and how many were the predictable result of mounting fears of an economic slowdown.

Los Angeles County landlords saw more space vacated than rented in the third quarter, a turnabout from three previous quarters of net gains, real estate brokerage CBRE said. The amount of unleased space rose to 18.7% of the market, uncomfortably higher than the 10% benchmark considered a healthy balance of power between landlords and tenants.

The still-evolving model of post-pandemic office work has played havoc with old patterns of office leasing that seesawed with the economy and the growth or decline of specific industries such as technology, entertainment and law.

“It’s hard at the moment to get a clear sense of what is going on in the market,” CBRE real estate broker Jeff Pion said, though “without a doubt” allowing employees to work remotely at least some of the time is growing common.

Whether that allows executives to shrink their office footprint may depend on how they structure their remote work policies and how much competition they have when it comes to hiring and retaining desirable employees. Differences among companies’ offices may become more stark in years ahead as some go bare-bones because their employees are often elsewhere and others such as L’Oréal add amenities to coax people into working together in person.

L’Oréal subsidizes the $5-an-hour cost of the concierge as well of the price of food in its restaurants, which are operated by chef Wolfgang Puck’s company. A L’Oréal store sells personal care products from among its more than 35 brands at a discount.

Employers who care about currying favor with employees may need to improve their workplace vibe, said Elizabeth Brink, a workplace expert at architecture firm Gensler. “We are really talking about treating the office as a destination, not an obligation.”

People who have grown comfortable doing their jobs among the comforts of home or sitting someplace else they like such as a coffee shop or park don’t grow wistful thinking about cubicles, conference tables and stark break rooms. They don’t miss losing a chunk of their day commuting.

Enticements making their way into offices have descriptions that may be unfamiliar to many even though they were starting to emerge before the pandemic: “innovation hubs” where teams meet to brainstorm, “maker spaces” with tools to create products, “libraries” that are quiet tech-free zones, outdoor workspaces, focus rooms for heads-down work and cafés where people can also set up their laptops.

After more than two years of having remote work in the mix, those office features should now be standard, according to Gensler. Game rooms with foosball and ping-pong tables, bro-ish pleasures considered innovative during the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, are dying out to make way for more socially evolved benefits, Brink said.

“This is a time where there is a lot of experimentation going on,” she said. “We are really trying to figure out what is going to be the new workplace experience.”

Among the new concepts are mental health rooms, private spaces with a view to the outside where stressed employees can go to decompress. They might include soft furniture, lush plants and aromatherapy.

“When you need to take that kind of break and really reset, you can go in there and do that.”

Views of the outdoors and fresh air are especially in demand, she said. “Employees are asking for that.”

Private rooms for lactation or breastfeeding to meet state requirements for nursing mothers are now fairly standard, and prayer or meditation rooms are growing more common. Other enclosed spaces are being created for people to take meetings on Zoom or make private phone calls.

Having places to retreat may be especially beneficial to people returning to the office after being isolated during the pandemic.

“It can be a great experience to come back in, talking and reconnecting with people, but it can be a lot emotionally for people,” Brink said. “It can create stress.”

Option-laden offices such as L’Oréal’s are most likely to be found among big companies that have the money to provide them and place a high value on face-to-face collaboration.

A recent survey of tenants by the Building Owners and Managers Assn. trade group found that 86% of tenants nationwide said they believe office space is vital to operating a successful business, a rise of 8 percentage points since 2021. The sentiment was strongest among larger tenants in upscale buildings at the top of the rent scale.

Among the top reasons for needing an office, tenants said, was having a place to meet with clients and customers, and promoting the company brand. Offices were seen as essential for innovation, promoting culture and values, and creating a home base for a sense of connection and belonging.

“It’s very clear that the majority of employers would like to get employees back into the office,” Pion said.

Experts predicted that more offices would fill after Labor Day when vacation season ended. But that didn’t happen, he said, perhaps because of recession worries among employers. Expected post-vacation comebacks didn’t materialize last year either as the Omicron variant swelled.

“Decision-makers are wrestling with trying to get people back into the office and have a higher level of collaboration,” Pion said. “At the same time, they’re trying to be intelligent and cautious about the future given the conversation about interest rates and the economy.

“We’re just in this sort of no man’s land” that will continue through the end of the year.

Average office population in the country’s largest metro areas has been up and down with COVID-19 surges but remains stubbornly below pre-pandemic levels.

According to Kastle Systems, which provides key-card entry systems used by many companies and tracks patterns of workers’ card swipes, the average office population hit a low of 14.6% in mid-April 2020. In mid-October it was at nearly 48%, with Los Angeles slightly below average at 47%, the highest figure yet during the pandemic.

History suggests that people will always want to work together at least some of the time, Pion said.

“For thousands and thousands of years, human beings have clustered around city centers and a sense of community,” he said. “I don’t think that that’s going away.”

L’Oreal is easing the return to office with a $5-an-hour concierge who will fill up workers’ gas tanks and ferry their dogs to daycare

If you’re an employee at L’Oréal’s new West Coast headquarters in El Segundo, California, you officially have a butler—because you’re worth it.Or perhaps more accurately, CEO David Greenberg is requiring you to be back in the office at least three days a week (you can pick which days).The French cosmetics giant, whose subsidiaries include NYX, Kiehl’s, Maybelline, Redken, and La Roche-Posay, knows that most workers are ...

If you’re an employee at L’Oréal’s new West Coast headquarters in El Segundo, California, you officially have a butler—because you’re worth it.

Or perhaps more accurately, CEO David Greenberg is requiring you to be back in the office at least three days a week (you can pick which days).

The French cosmetics giant, whose subsidiaries include NYX, Kiehl’s, Maybelline, Redken, and La Roche-Posay, knows that most workers are likely unenthused about the three-days-in-the-office mandate. To ease the transition, they’ve gone many extra miles: giving workers a butler.

For just $5 an hour (a cost the company subsidizes), employees can hire a concierge to help with a range of personal chores, the Los Angeles Times reports: taking their cars to the gas station, picking up their laundry, and ferrying their dogs to and from daycare, to name a few.

That last task may not be necessary, because the El Segundo office—once an aircraft factory—welcomes dogs.

The concierge perk ultimately enables workers to remain physically present in the office, unencumbered by the day-to-day responsibilities that would take them away. Even sustenance is taken care of; the office sports a gym, restaurant, juice cafe, and coffee bar that occasionally serves alcohol. Plus, there’s an onsite store selling beauty products and personal care items.

L’Oreal’s CEO, like many Fortune 500 executives, is a firm proponent of in-person work. “We’re in an industry that’s very much people-driven,” Greenberg told the LA Times. “[There is] necessary engagement, creativity, sharing, and learning from each other.’

The brand puts “a high degree of importance” on its culture, he went on, which is why he believes it’s remained an industry leader for over a century. “Culture comes from people. It’s part of the recipe.”

The other side of the culture shift

While many companies share Greenberg’s sentiments, few have joined him in actually providing the perks to employees that would make coming into the office a genuinely useful and practical experience.

Large firms like Meta, Salesforce, Google, and Goldman Sachs have even gone the opposite direction, rolling back their perks amid economic uncertainty and a closer return to a normal workplace.

Some of these perks have been mainstays at the company since before the times. In a sharp contrast to L’Oreal, Meta discontinued its own concierge services for complimentary laundry and dry cleaning. They also curtailed the free meals cut-off they offered from 6:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

And Bloomberg removed its longtime free office lunch perk for workers in New York, New Jersey, and California. But some of their workers are still seeing the bright side; one wrote on Glassdoor that Bloomberg’s snack bar is “unrivaled.”

Other rolled back perks were implemented early on in the pandemic to get workers back in office. In April, Goldman ended its free breakfast and lunch program for its New York employees, supplanting it with an increased “out of hours” meal stipend. Then, in September, it shuttered its free coffee station in the lobby and cut off free daily car rides to and from the office.

“RIP to another pandemic perk for junior bankers,” a junior Goldman banker told the New York Post after the announcement. “I’m sure the partners still don’t have to pay for their coffee—or anything in their fancy dining hall.”

No matter. “For a number of employers, it seems an impossible and even fruitless task to convince employees, whose commutes are only getting longer and more expensive, that after a year of record productivity during a global pandemic, they need to get up an hour earlier and grind out a commute in exchange for a $10 sandwich,” wrote Fortune’s Paolo Confino last month.

Unless there’s a butler waiting for them, of course.

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Syracuse car competes in Hot Wheels tournament to become an official die-cast toy

A custom-built car from Syracuse, N.Y., is competing in the Hot Wheels Legends Tour for a chance to become an official Hot Wheels die-cast toy.Rob Freeman, who’s originally from Watertown, told Auto Blog that he drove his heavily-modified 1956 Volkswagen Beetle from Syracuse to Los Angeles last month for Hot Wheels’ ann...

A custom-built car from Syracuse, N.Y., is competing in the Hot Wheels Legends Tour for a chance to become an official Hot Wheels die-cast toy.

Rob Freeman, who’s originally from Watertown, told Auto Blog that he drove his heavily-modified 1956 Volkswagen Beetle from Syracuse to Los Angeles last month for Hot Wheels’ annual competition, which seeks unique vehicles to turn into 1/64 scale collectibles that will be sold worldwide. Contestants must design and build (not buy) cars that have that “Hot Wheels-ness” look to exemplify the brand’s challenger spirit.

Freeman won the qualifying round in L.A. with the VW bug that features a 215-cubic-inch Buick V8 engine (mounted behind the front seats) and 300 horsepower with modifications like suicide doors, a roof chopped about 4 inches, an exhaust system that shoots out the right side of the vehicle, large rear wheels, and a custom-made independent rear suspension system. He calls it the “Berlin Buick.”

Freeman next competes in the Global Semi-Final round on Thursday (Nov. 10) in El Segundo, California. The event will be live-streamed on Facebook starting at 8 p.m. ET.

According to NewsChannel 9, Freeman is one of 24 semi-finalists, along with contestants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, German, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

If Freeman makes it past the semi-finals, he’ll compete in the Global Grand Finale presented from Jay Leno’s Garage on Saturday. The winner will be crowned the 2022 Hot Wheel Legends Tour champion and see their custom build immortalized as an official 1:64 Hot Wheels die-cast vehicle, sold in stores around the world.

Freeman, who works for Mind Blow Customs in Denver, said he “craved” to be a part of the annual competition since it began in 2018.

“Even I don’t win the whole shebang, I feel like I already have,” Freeman wrote on Facebook. “Happy, humbled, blessed and thankful. Thank you Hot Wheels for this amazing opportunity.”

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Beyond Meat revenue drops as it cuts prices to boost demand

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat said its revenue fell 22.5% in the third quarter as it cut prices in the face of weaker demand.The El Segundo, California-based company reported net revenue of $82.5 million for the July-September period. That was far lower than the $93.6 million Wall Street had forecast, according to analysts polled by FactSet.Beyond Meat shares fell to a 52-week low of $11.56 before closing at $11.82 on Wednesday. They continued to fall in after-market trading after Beyond Meat released its third quarter res...

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat said its revenue fell 22.5% in the third quarter as it cut prices in the face of weaker demand.

The El Segundo, California-based company reported net revenue of $82.5 million for the July-September period. That was far lower than the $93.6 million Wall Street had forecast, according to analysts polled by FactSet.

Beyond Meat shares fell to a 52-week low of $11.56 before closing at $11.82 on Wednesday. They continued to fall in after-market trading after Beyond Meat released its third quarter results.

Beyond Meat President and CEO Ethan Brown said consumers have been switching to cheaper proteins like chicken because of high inflation. That hurts demand for products like Beyond burgers, which cost about $2 more per pound than lean beef ones.

At the same time, Brown said, more companies have been entering the plant-based market, leaving them fighting over dwindling sales.

“The current economic environment has not been kind to plant-based meat,” Brown said during a conference call with investors.

Brown said he expects some competitors will consolidate or shut down. That’s already happening. Last month, Brazilian meatpacker JBS closed Planterra Foods, its U.S. plant-based meat business.

But Brown said Beyond Meat is also focusing on turning around its own business. The company has reduced operating expenses by 23% since the first quarter and has laid off 240 people — or more than 20% of its global workforce — since August.

Brown said Beyond Meat plans to pare its partnerships to its most profitable ones and sharpen its marketing to promote health benefits to older customers and environmental benefits to younger ones. Core products like burgers and sausage are getting refreshes.

The company is also reducing inventory and redistributing its manufacturing to make better use of its facilities, Brown said. He reiterated Beyond Meat’s goal of achieving positive cash flow in its operations by the second half of next year.

Beyond Meat’s U.S. food service sales rose 5.6% in the third quarter as partners like Panda Express expanded the rollout of plant-based chicken. But U.S. retail sales fell nearly 12%. International revenue also fell as Beyond Meat cut prices and the strong dollar weakened foreign profits.

The company’s net loss nearly doubled to $101.7 million for the quarter. The loss, of $1.60 per share, was also higher than the $1.15 per-share loss analysts had forecast.

Branding & Advertising Agency LO:LA 2022 Best Of El Segundo Award Win Announced

London : Los Angeles (LO:LA), an advertising and branding agency based in El Segundo in Los Angeles, has announced that they have won a 2022 Best of El Segundo Award.El Segundo,United States – October 26, 2022 —The agency has officially been named the Best Advertising Agency in the El Segundo Award Program. Every year, the El Segundo Awards celebrate the achievements of local companies and organizations who have contributed positively to the fabric of the city and who have made a significant impact in the loc...

London : Los Angeles (LO:LA), an advertising and branding agency based in El Segundo in Los Angeles, has announced that they have won a 2022 Best of El Segundo Award.

El Segundo,United States – October 26, 2022 —

The agency has officially been named the Best Advertising Agency in the El Segundo Award Program. Every year, the El Segundo Awards celebrate the achievements of local companies and organizations who have contributed positively to the fabric of the city and who have made a significant impact in the local business community. This year, London : Los Angeles (LO:LA) is particularly proud to be receiving this honor.

More details can be found at https://www.thelolaagency.com/2022/10/16/lola-london-los-angeles-receives-2022-best-of-el-segundo-award

The win comes on the back of one of LO:LA’s biggest years since their inception in 2017 as the company continues to diversify its slate of branding, public relations, web design, videography, and content and campaign marketing services. Throughout the previous year, LO:LA has worked with more El Segundo institutions than ever before, including popular local restaurants, community and volunteer centers, other small businesses, designers, and more.

The advertising agency is also using its win as a moment to reflect on the services they provide and what it can bring its local El Segundo clients in the future.

In particular, LO:LA is proud to now be offering their clients more comprehensive branding services, which focus on building a compelling brand story and building brand consistency. Whether a client is seeking a brand refresh or a full rebrand, the agency can advise them on all aspects of their brand development and how it can be delivered across all media and real-world platforms.

London : Los Angeles (LO:LA) was founded by a collective of passionate transcontinental individuals who have all decided to call Los Angeles home. They are motivated to serve their local El Segundo community and pride themselves on their innovative out-of-the-box approach to advertising and branding.

The El Segundo Award Program is an annual awards program that seeks to recognize and honor the achievements of local businesses like LO:LA.

A spokesperson for the El Segundo Award Program said, “Each year, the El Segundo Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the El Segundo area a great place to live, work and play.”

More information is available at https://www.thelolaagency.com/2022/10/16/lola-london-los-angeles-receives-2022-best-of-el-segundo-award

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