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Archive By Section - Business Journal Stories


SCV Firm Behind the Sound of World’s Most Viewed Televised Events

It's doubtful any person has not witnessed the work of ATK Audiotek, and yet just as likely that the general public has never realized the 32-year old Santa Clarita-based company was working behind the scenes of so many major televised events.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Mixed-Use Project 15 Years in the Making Gets the Green Light

Jim Backer

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Lessons Learned: Managing orders for one of the largest shoe retailers was a blessing and a risk

Jay Catlin, President/Managing Partner

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Sharp Shooting Photographers for Hire

Camaraderie with fellow editorial photojournalists, most former Los Angeles Times professionals, evolved into a professional photographers' assignment bureau based in Santa Clarita in 2009. And what began as a loosely based group of photographers sharing ideas and assignments with each other became the Pro Photography Network – a group of seasoned professionals experienced to take on any corporate assignments.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Alfred Mann retires; SCV Resident Takes the Lead

Hakan Edstrom was appointed as MannKind's CEO on Jan. 12 by the biomedical company's board of directors. He retains his title of President.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Aerospace Dynamics Begins Installation on $10M Worth of Machinery

ADI of Santa Clarita began installing the first of four gantries – giant milling machines – in its new 88,000 square foot building on Rye Canyon Road. Transported from Cincinnati, each giant milling machine is transported across the country on four separate trucks. The machines come in parts and have to be assembled in the new plant. Over 300 feet of rails were installed in the flooring to house, and move, each machine. Each gantry, costing around $2.5 million, takes two to three months to be assembled. Cutting aluminum and titanium, the gantries mill intricate aircraft parts and assemblies. Some ...

February 06, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Canyon Plastics Approved for State’s Tax Credit Program

Canyon Plastics Inc. was the first Santa Clarita company to be awarded tax credits under the state's California Competes Tax Credit program on Jan. 15. Launched by Gov. Jerry Brown and the state's Go-Biz office IN 2014, the program is a business attraction and retention incentive that replaced the state's Enterprise Zone program.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


China-Based Machine Tool Company Introduced Itself to SCV Manufacturers

The U.S. branch of machine tool company, Shenyang Machine Tool Company, held a grand opening event Jan. 22 to introduce itself to local industry after opening a marketing and customer training facility in Santa Clarita in December.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Movie Ranch Tours Designed to Boost Film Activity

Santa Clarita's working ranches thrive on filming, not cattle. And to that end, members of Santa Clarita's film industry piled into all-terrain vehicles to tour the first movie ranch, A Rancho Deluxe, in an effort to familiarize people with the facilities, backdrops and assets each movie property has to offer television and film projects.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Business Editor | Business Journal Stories


‘Guardians of Light’ Behind the Iconic Lit LAX Columns

There is almost no kind of special amusement and attraction lighting project Santa Clarita-based Visual Terrain hasn't created from around the U.S. to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and yet contractually, due to non-disclosures, it can't even boast about their work. "We're the Navy Seals of lighting; very secretive and very effective," jokes President David Green.

February 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


City Breaks Film Record for 5 Straight Years

Breaking a record can be a tough job to achieve, but the city of Santa Clarita just broke its film activity record for the fifth straight year in a row. Helping the city break another record was the tremendous amount of TV production filming that took place locally, said Jason Crawford, economic development manager for the city.

February 04, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Three New California Laws That May Affect Your Business

Nearly a thousand new laws have gone into effect or are going to by July 1 in California this year. With so much change taking place, it can be almost impossible for employers to keep up and make sure they are properly complying. The Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) keeps a running list of bills that affect business every year. Here are three that companies should know about.

February 03, 2015 | By Stuart Waldman, President Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


The ABC's of Growth

Every business owner, CEO and top executive I know is interested in growing their company.

February 03, 2015 | By Ken Keller | Business Journal Stories


Mann Biomedical Park: The Art of the Deal

The 181,025 square foot Mann Biomedical Park in Valencia and 612,075 square foot Sylmar Biomedical Park were sold to Santa Clarita general contractor/developer Dale Donohoe of Intertex Companies, in partnership with Oaktree Capital Management, in one of the largest deals in Southern California. The biomedical parks are home to companies like Boston Scientific, Bioness, and the Alfred Mann Foundation in Santa Clarita; and Second Sight and Quallion in Sylmar. While terms of the deal weren't disclosed, industry experts pegged the value of the deal at somewhere north of $100 million.

December 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Lessons Learned: Picking the Right Clients that Make the Best Fit for Your Company

Calvin Hedman, Founder of accounting and middle-market advisory firm Hedman Partners

December 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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A Disconnected Valley

When the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal April 25, it also triggered a massive avalanche on Mount Everest leaving, at press time for this publication, at least 18 climbers dead, and many more injured, missing or stranded farther up the 29,029 foot mountain. And yet, at the base camp located 17,388 feet up the Nepal side of the mountain survivors began posting social media messages to alert friends and family thanks to a private telecom firm that connected the earth's tallest mountain with 3G high speed Internet services in 2010. Click here to read what ...

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


On a Mission to Upgrade Mann Biomedical Park’s High-Speed Internet capacity

After purchasing the Mann Biomedical Park in Santa Clarita last fall – home to a prestigious list of biomedical companies like Boston Scientific, Bioness and the Alfred Mann Foundation – owner Dale Donohoe of Intertex Companies, in partnership with Oaktree Capital management, immediately got to work on upgrading the lush park-like setting, buildings and amenities for tenants.Click here to see why he believes it's so important to make the upgrades.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Why Santa Monica Built its Own Internet Service

While Santa Clarita was in its infancy stages as a city, the city of Santa Monica seized an opportunity to build its own network for the city as a result of a change to the country's telecommunications law in 1996.Click here to read how they funded and built their network.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Nuts and Bolts of the ‘Santa Monica City Net’ Network

Keeping in mind that Santa Monica is only 8.416 square miles, and Santa Clarita is 62.16 square miles, we asked Santa Monica Community Broadband Manager Gary Carter whether Santa Clarita might be able to build a high-speed network and how the city of Santa Monica's network operates. Click here to read a shortened, edited version of a conversation with Carter.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


California Municipalities with Broadband Networks

In a high-speed Internet access report released by President Obama's office this year, the report noted local governments play an important role and identified communities in 42 states where local municipalities have set up broadband networks. The report also notes that over the years municipal networks have emerged as a critical tool for increasing access, encouraging competition, fostering consumer choice, and driving local and regional economic development. Click here to see the list local municipalities with their own broadband networks.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


From auto row to motorcycle row, four high-end iconic motorcycle brands are coming to Santa Clarita

From auto row to motorcycle row, four high-end iconic motorcycle brands are coming to Santa Clarita under one dealership roof, courtesy of Mike Bell, dealer principle/owner of Mamba Motorsports.Click here to see which brands Bell is introducing to the SCV.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


NAI Capital just took on Santa Clarita's original restaurant row on The Old Road where El Torito and

NAI Capital just took on Santa Clarita's original restaurant row on The Old Road where El Torito and Red Lobster have served diners for more than two decades. Fast food operator Wendy's is located next to the eateries at the entrance to Six Flags Magic Mountain. The fast food franchise owner just completed a full renovation. But, see what plans the owner has for this stretch of land by clicking here.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


New Retail Center to House Third La Cocina Eatery

A new retail center is underway in Canyon Country, representing a third location for Santa Clarita's family-owned La Cocina Mexican restaurant. Click here to see where the eatery will be located.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


New Retail Center to House Third La Cocina Eatery

A new retail center is underway in Canyon Country, representing a third location for Santa Clarita's family-owned La Cocina Mexican restaurant. Click here to see where the eatery will be located.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Order Fulfillment Company Leases Former Hitachi Building

It's not quite as dramatic as the phoenix rising from the ashes, but each time AMS Fulfillment is met with a business challenge, the Valencia firm confronts and overcomes it quicker than most companies can plan a strategy for their next move. And that phoenix just acquired another building on Witherspoon Parkway.To read the endtire story, click here.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Wining and Dining Corporate Realty Executives to Showcase the SCV

Pumping up enthusiasm for the Santa Clarita Valley and its businesses, the SCV Economic Development Corp. attended two trade shows in April to showcase the region.The EDC also showcased wine from a local vintner. To learn more, click here.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Auto Nation Acquires another SCV Dealership

Auto Nation acquired the Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Valencia.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


EDC Recognizes SCV’s Top Power Brokers

Eighteen "power brokers" were recognized April 23 for their commercial real estate activity in the region by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Corporation. To see who was recognized, click here.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Biomed Device Firm Recognized for Innovation

Valencia Technologies received a 2015 Spotlight Award from the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA)'s annual conference. The device will be tested in a trial set to begin early 2016. Click here to read more.

May 29, 2015 | Signal Staff | Business Journal Stories


Order Fulfillment Company Leases Former Hitachi Building

It's not quite as dramatic as the phoenix rising from the ashes, but each time AMS Fulfillment is met with a business challenge, the Valencia firm confronts and overcomes it quicker than most companies can plan a strategy for their next move. And that phoenix just acquired another building on Witherspoon Parkway.

May 05, 2015 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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