October 8, 2013

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Around Utah
Around Utah


Around Utah

October 8, 2013

Lehi – HOME2 SUITES by Hilton broke ground last week on a new Lehi/Thanksgiving Point hotel. The 103-suite, four-story hotel is scheduled for completion June 2014.

Provo-Orem – A report by Engine and the Kauffman Foundation showed that the PROVO-OREM cluster was 11th in the United States for information and communications high-tech startup density.

Utah County – FINCH, IDRIVE LOGISTICS, VETORA, COMPLETE MERCHANT SERVICES and KT TAPE were featured on the annual Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.

Lehi – PERRY & ASSOCIATES, INC. broke ground on TRAVERSE RIDGE CENTER I, a 70,000-square-foot, class A office building and the first phase of a 22-acre, mixed-use office campus.

Saratoga Springs – The SARATOGA SPRINGS city council approved a citywide recycling program. The program is expected to save the city money on landfill dumping fees.

Orem – Security and home automation company PROTECTION 1 opened an office near the campus of Utah Valley University. The office is expected to employ about 200 people.

Orem – Construction began on a new KNEADERS BAKERY & CAFE in Orem. The new store will offer additional space for classes and special events.

Orem – CORRECTIVE EDUCATION COMPANY formed a partnership with AIRWATCH. CEC will incorporate AirWatch security and management capabilities in its retail loss prevention solution.


Northern Utah

Pluralsight Grows with Significant Acquisitions

Layton – PLURALSIGHT acquired Chicago-based TrainSignal, an online training resource for IT professionals. The $23.6 million acquisition comes two weeks after the company purchased Seattle-based PeepCode, a similar service for open-source programmers.

TrainSignal provides hundreds of online video courses for individual and enterprise users, including Allstate Insurance, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Dell, Disney and Paychex. Its training spans IT technologies such as VMware, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA and Microsoft.

“With this acquisition, Pluralsight has cemented its position as the industry leader in online training for serious software developers and IT pros,” says Aaron Skonnard, CEO of Pluralsight. “The Pluralsight library now covers the entire training spectrum.”

Over the next few months, the TrainSignal and PeepCode course catalogs will be incorporated into the Pluralsight network. The Pluralsight library will expand from 500 courses to more than 1,000.

TrainSignal’s founder and CEO, Scott Skinger, and product development director Gary Eimerman will join Pluralsight in executive roles overseeing the newly created IT division. TrainSignal’s network of about 65 instructors are expected to join more than 150 other expert authors.

Prior to acquiring TrainSignal, Pluralsight had amassed nearly 300,000 individual users and 3,000 corporate accounts across 100 different countries. TrainSignal brings in an additional 100,000 individual users and 1,500 corporate memberships.


Logan – UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY broke ground on Huntsman Hall, a new $42 million business building. The 117,000-square-foot addition will feature 21 classrooms and 21 meeting rooms.

Bountiful – GOLDENWEST CREDIT UNION opened a new branch on Orchard Drive, its 21st office. Construction of the 4,000-square-foot branch began in February.

Fruit Heights – The Fruit Heights city council chose to give the city’s recycling contract to ROBINSON WASTE, which had the lowest bid among five companies.

Layton – DAVIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER became the first center in the Western United States to provide the CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System for skin grafting.

Riverdale – IN-N-OUT BURGER opened a new location in Riverdale. It is the company’s 284th location nationwide and is expected to employ about 50 people.

Clearfield – ATK AEROSPACE agreed to a state incentive program to expand its Clearfield-based operations. The expansion is expected to add 200 jobs.

Logan – More than 1,000 people from around the world attended the annual SMALL SATELLITE CONFERENCE at UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, contributing an estimated $650,000 to the Northern Utah economy.

Ogden – TAB BANK received the Bankrate.com Top Tier award for consistently offering annual percentage yields.

West Haven – The Salt Lake City office of CBRE was selected as the exclusive listing broker for approximately 48 acres of land surrounding the spot of a proposed new Wal-Mart.

Morgan – The YOUNG AUTOMOTIVE GROUP purchased CARRIGAN MOTORS in Morgan. The dealership will now run under the name of YOUNG CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM.

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