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Around Utah

Devin Felix

June 6, 2013


Salt Lake

Salt Lake City - CBRE was selected as the exclusive listing broker for about 156 acres of vacant land at Daybreak Commerce Park, a business development by the land division of KENNECOTT UTAH COPPER.

Murray - The LEGO Group announced the opening of its first LEGO store at FASHION PLACE in Murray. The store is scheduled to open this fall

Salt Lake City - FRIENDEMIC, a social media engagement agency, received a venture capital investment from Silicon Valley firm Rothenberg Ventures.

Salt Lake City - CODE released a fully integrated wifi image-based barcode reader. The technology will be added to the existing Code Reader 2600, which was launched in the fall of 2012.

Salt Lake City - BALLARD SPAHR was named a winner of a 2013 International Law Office/Lexology Client Choice award for excellence in client care and quality of service in Utah.

Salt Lake City - ARCHES HEALTH PLAN, a nonprofit health insurance company and co-op owned by its members, received a certificate of authority from the UTAH INSURANCE DEPARTMENT allowing it to provide health insurance in Utah.

Midvale - SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE acquired 10 Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters locations in Oregon, Washington and Montana.

West Valley City - Crews broke ground today on the first new residential building located at FAIRBOURNE STATION, a mixed-use redevelopment at the city’s center. The 225-unit apartment building will be constructed at 2900 W. Lehman Avenue.

Salt Lake City - KEYSTONE AVIATION was named a Quest Aircraft dealer for Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Northern California. The Quest Kodiak is a utility turboprop aircraft designed to take off in less than 1,000 feet.

Magna - NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION and ATK completed the fabrication of the primary mirror backplane support structure wing assemblies for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The Webb Telescope is the world’s next-generation space observatory and successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Salt Lake City - FOX Sports Networks signed a three-year agreement to be the official U.S. broadcast partner for the LARRY H. MILLER TOUR OF UTAH professional cycling stage race. FSN will provide a total of 18 hours of national programming, including 12 hours of live coverage.

Salt Lake City - The ECRI Institute named INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE one of eight winners of its annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award, which honors organizations that demonstrate excellence in management and best practices.

Salt Lake City - CENTRAL REFRIGERATED SERVICE, INC., a temperature-controlled truckload carrier, received the 2012 Carrier of the Year award from Kraft Foods Group, Inc., at its annual meeting in Chicago.

Salt Lake City - MOKIMOBILITY, a startup that provides a cloud-based platform for tablets and smartphones, raised $2 million in seed funding.

Salt Lake County - SALT LAKE COUNTY logged a 9 percent increase in transient room revenue in 2012 and a 5 percent increase in car rental revenue, according to VISIT SALT LAKE’s annual report.

South Jordan - PROVO CRAFT launched Cricut Iron-on, a specially designed material that allows Cricut users to create personalized do-it-yourself fashion and home décor projects.

South Jordan - KISCO SENIOR LIVING broke ground on a 201-unit community at DAYBREAK. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2014.

Salt Lake City - JOHNNY ROCKETS opened a location at CITY CREEK CENTER. The new restaurant seats 57 guests and is the third Johnny Rockets in Utah.

Salt Lake City - The UNIVERSITY OF UTAH broke ground on a $50.4 million student life and recreation facility after more than 10 years of planning and fundraising. The nearly 190,000-square-foot facility will be known as the George S. Eccles Student Life Center.


SnugZ USA Breaks Ground in West Jordan

By Di Lewis

West Jordan - SNUGZ USA broke ground on a new 117,000-square-foot facility in West Jordan. President and CEO Brandon Mackay says the new building will allow the company to consolidate the three-location operation it has now into one space.

The building will bring the whole company under one roof and will allow room for future growth. It will also incorporate features the employees want like a gym and lunchroom. SnugZ USA, which makes promotional products, will move into the building near the end of the year.

Growing the company is about providing opportunities for the future, Mackay says. “We work hard so our kids can have it better.”

The company chose West Jordan because the city had the most aggressive and responsive economic development team. Mackay says it’s not easy to find 10 available acres, but the city worked hard to make the process as smooth as possible.

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