Founded by California State Commissioner Gene Hale in 1981, G&C Equipment Corp. is the nation’s leading minority-owned construction materials distributor. G&C leases and sells a variety of equipment including supplies including trailers, forklifts, cranes, man hoists, lumber, and concrete among others. Clients include Boeing, CH2M Hill, and Fluor among others.
The Gardena-based company’s products have been used to build several high-profile projects including The Staples Center, Los Angeles-based Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Pentagon, and the Little Rock-based William J. Clinton Presidential Library among others.
In 2008, the company’s revenues totaled $55 million—down 8.3% from the previous year.