Crest’s original facility was established in Wilmington, California in the same year. Crest quickly became one of the largest importers of structural steel on the west coast. Crest and Marubeni America Corporation, a large Japanese general trading company, established a joint venture company, Marcrest Pacific Company, to produce electric-resistance-welded light weight beams for the mobile home and construction industries. This strategic alliance allowed Crest to develop its sourcing expertise in Asia, and through the years Crest has developed a deep understanding of the construction business in the Southern California region, which it continues to leverage today.