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Around Utah

Sarah Cutler

December 1, 2012

OrangeSoda Expands in Utah County
Utah Valley - ORANGESODA, a subsidiary of Deluxe Corporation, plans to create up to 100 new full-time positions in Utah. The company was granted a $535,859 Economic Development Tax Increment Finance (EDTIF) post-performance refundable tax credit by the board of directors of the GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (GOED).

“Expanding a company like OrangeSoda in Utah is just what the information technology industry cluster needs,” Gov. Gary R. Herbert says. “We must continue the growth of this industry so Utah will remain a technology-driven state.”

Added over a 10-year period, the new positions will pay a minimum of 125 percent of Utah County’s average yearly wage, including benefits. OrangeSoda will also create new desirable part-time job opportunities. The company will pay out more than $44 million in wages during that time.

Over the life of the agreement with the state, OrangeSoda will pay more than $2.6 million in new state taxes and will invest more than $5 million in capital.

“We are thrilled to partner with the GOED to create more jobs and opportunities for Utah’s talented and unique workforce,” says Gregory A. Peterson, president and COO of OrangeSoda. “This is just one more reason that Utah is the best place to start and grow new companies.”

In addition to the EDTIF incentive, the state has authorized up to $150,000 of post-performance training funds from the Industrial Assistance Fund, to be coupled with a 50 percent match from company funds.

Northern Area
Hyde Park - A new INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE CLINIC in Hyde Park is under construction by R&O CONSTRUCTION. The North Cache Valley Clinic will be located at 4088 N. Highway 91 and is scheduled to open by July 2013.

Ogden - ENVE COMPOSITES will open its newest facility in Ogden, bringing 324 new jobs to the state over the next seven years. ENVE Composites manufactures wheels, forks, seat posts, handlebars and stems along with composite tubes for custom bicycle frame builders.

Ogden - LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE opened two locations at 3650 Wall Avenue in Ogden and 11346 S. River Heights in South Jordan. R&O CONSTRUCTION completed the construction of the new locations.

North Salt Lake City - FJ MANAGEMENT INC. (FJM) is acquiring a majority interest in MAVERIK, INC. FJM and Maverik will operate independently with their current respective management teams.

Layton - PHYSICIAN GROUP OF UTAH opened its Davis Urgent Care, located at 124 S. Fairfield Road in Layton. The facility is the company’s first urgent care clinic.

Ogden - EXPERCOM opened its third store, located at 985 W. Riverdale Road in Riverdale. The store serves the Weber and Davis metro areas. Expercom offers the complete line of Macintosh computers, iPads and iPods, as well as software, supporting hardware and accessories.

Ogden - WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY GODDARD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS and AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION were the lead sponsors of the ninth annual Women Empowered Leadership Conference held by the Women in Business Committee of the OGDEN WEBER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

Bountiful - ROCKY MOUNTAIN CARE FOUNDATION kicked off its Good Deeds Challenge at Washington Elementary School. Each classroom in the school came up with their own service project for their community.

Ogden - BANK OF UTAH now provides its customers with a new personal financial management service powered by MONEYDESKTOP. Free to its online banking customers, the online platform is intended to be one-stop financial hub.

Layton - PLURALSIGHT expanded its course library through two new content partnerships with SQLskills and Critical Path Training. SQLskills and Critical Path Training will provide custom online courses exclusively through Pluralsight. Pluralsight customers will now have unlimited access to these new SQL Server and SharePoint courses.

Ogden - GOLDENWEST CREDIT UNION was honored with the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) Golden Mirror Award for Website Design. The national award program recognizes credit unions for excellence in marketing. Goldenwest earned second place in the website category.

Ogden - MOUNTAIN ALARM partnered with XANDEM TECHNOLOGY to make Tomographic Sensing Detection (TMD) available to commercial and residential customers throughout the Intermountain West. TMD is created by installing a network of wireless “nodes” that sense motion within a specified area and send a signal back to a receiver at the security panel.

Bountiful - RED MANGO opened its Bountiful location at Bountiful Commons, 255 N. 500 West. The new location is among more than 190 Red Mango stores across the United States.

Ogden - The National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA) honored JACK B. PARSON COMPANIES with the Producer Excellence in Quality award for the second consecutive year. The award was presented at the NRMCA’s 2012 Concrete Works and board of director’s meeting in National Harbor, Md.

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