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Santa Clarita a hot filming destination

Filming in Santa Clarita was a blockbuster success in 2013.

December 26, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


2014 Industry Forecast: Information technology

Collin Lee, Vice President, Marketing

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


2014 Industry Forecast: Aerospace

Bill Barritt, Chief Financial Officer

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


2014 Industry Forecast: Filming in the Santa Clarita Valley

Mike DeLorenzo, president

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business Journal Stories


Molding Manufacturer Reinvents the Doggie Door

When the Schrey family –of Schrey & Sons Mold Company Inc. in Santa Clarita – set out to build a better doggie door for their family pets, they parlayed an already successful business into a multi-million niche business – Ideal Pet Products. At the time, there only two manufacturers of pet doors in the United States.

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Lab Produces Quality Control Materials for Forensic, Clinical Testing

The idea of filling a void in forensic and clinical lab testing circles was born 40 years ago in 1973 of Larry and Judy Plutchak when they launched UTAK Laboratories of Valencia to supply much need quality control materials – blood, urine and body fluid materials – for test verifications in labs across the country.

December 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita jobless rate drops

Santa Clarita's jobless rate dropped back down slightly in November.

December 20, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


No sign of slowing home sales yet

While home sales typically drop around the holidays, Santa Clarita Valley home sales in November were on par with October sales, and the median sales price rose once again.

December 18, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa plans his annual Castaic visit

Jeff Preach kicked off the Castaic Santa Float parade for his family and neighbors 24 years ago.

December 07, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Williams Homes, Inc. Named Builder of the Year

Following on the heels of increased homebuilding activity in the past two years, Williams Homes, Inc. of Santa Clarita was named 2013 Builder of the Year by the local chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, or BIASC.

December 03, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Building the super fire shelter

James Moseley of Santa Clarita doesn't want to reinvent the mousetrap – he wants to build a more durable safety net for fire fighters than the shelters that failed to protect 19 hot shot fire fighters in the June Yarnell, Arizona wild fire.

December 01, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Put the brakes on spending

When in the process of buying house, lock the credit cards up and avoid making any large purchases say Santa Clarita Realtors.

November 24, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


More retailers open on Thanksgiving to mixed reviews

SANTA CLARITA - In the drive to ensure robust holiday sales, more and more stores are opening on Thanksgiving as anxious retailers hope to make their revenue targets for the year.

November 23, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young people stay close to home

Americans did not stray far from home between 2012 and 2013. Mobility for young adults is at the lowest level in more than 50 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

November 23, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Canyon Country


Living on the edge of childcare

It is more expensive for Santa Clarita Valley parents to cover the cost of childcare than it is for residents to send their children to a public college in California.

November 12, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | West of the 5


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Chevy introduces the most new product in decade

Just like General Motor's iconic muscle cars that helped the brand revolutionize the market, Chevrolet is revved and roaring to the marketplace with more new products than the public has seen in a decade.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


AMS Fulfillment’s growth led to rapid-fire expansion

AMS Fulfillment's meteoric growth over the past decade led to the company's leasing of 13 different buildings scattered throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


Auto repair shop thrives on good service

Dan Carpenter first opened his Santa Clarita automotive service in October 1988, specializing in the repair of Honda and Acura vehicles.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


Small business center launches restaurant startup program

The Small Business Development Center, hosted by College of the Canyons, offers a wide array of services, many at no cost to new and existing business owners.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


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