Around Utah October

October 7, 2014


Draper – ORTHO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION received FDA clearance for the Alpine Hip Stem, the latest addition to its hip replacement product line, which is intended for use in total hip arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty procedures.

Salt Lake City – METASOURCE, LLC acquired MORTGAGE COMPLIANCE ADVISORS, LLC, headquartered in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City – OVERSTOCK.COM announced it plans to bring 333 IT jobs to Salt Lake County over the next 10 years. The jobs were previously contracted out of state. The company signed an incentive agreement with the GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Salt Lake City – INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY COMPANY donated tools to HABITAT FOR HUMANITY after nearly all the tools were stolen from one of the organization’s major construction sites. 

Salt Lake City – GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC. announced plans to create up to 350 new jobs over the next 20 years in Utah. The GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT extended the company an incentive offer.

Riverton – GOAL ZERO was acquired by NRG Energy, Inc., a New Jersey-based company. Goal Zero plans to continue providing reliable power to people in remote areas.

Murray - LARRY H. MILLER DEALERSHIPS acquired Quality Toyota in Corona, Calif., marking the group’s first dealership in the state of California. The dealership was renamed Larry H. Miller Toyota Corona.

Salt Lake County – CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD | COMMERCE released its annual apartment market report, which showed the apartment vacancy rate is at its lowest in 13 years and rental rates have increased by about 2 percent over the past year.

Salt Lake City – UNIVERSITY OF UTAH computer scientists received a three-year, $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build CloudLab, a facility for researchers studying cloud computing.

Salt Lake City – BOART LONGYEAR was awarded a contract for drilling services at the Magnum NGLs (natural gas liquids) Storage Project at central Utah’s Western Energy Hub.

Salt Lake City – FREEBIRDS WORLD BURRITO opened its fifth location at 2120 S. 1300 East on the first floor of Westminster on the Draw, a mixed-use structure that WESTMINSTER COLLEGE leases as part of its extended campus initiatives.

Salt Lake City – VANDOR, LLC, a company that designs and markets licensed consumer goods, became a primary drinkware supplier for the British science fiction show Doctor Who license in the United States and Canada.

Midvale – SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE formed a sponsorship with Sportsman Channel. “Sportsman’s Warehouse Saturday in the Rough” is a three-hour block of outdoor programming that airs Saturday mornings during the third quarter of this year.

Bluffdale – C7 DATA CENTERS announced a new suite of cloud-based data management services, which uses Actifio’s copy data virtualization platform to increase efficiency and security.

Salt Lake City – SUNDANCE CATALOG marked 25 years since the catalog was first mailed by introducing a limited-edition collection of products.

Salt Lake City ­– VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS broke ground on new construction to expand its Salt Lake City manufacturing facility. The company expects the expansion to ultimately lead to 1,000 new full-time jobs in the state over the next 20 years.

West Jordan – BC TECHNICAL, a provider of non-OEM medical imaging solutions, acquired Polaris Medical Imaging, a company that sells, services and installs GE MRI and CT scanners.

Taylorsville – SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE was awarded part of more than $17.3 million offered by NASA’s Office of Education with the goal of increasing student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools.

Salt Lake City – PLURALSIGHT closed $135 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s total funding to nearly $165 million to date. This minority round was led by investor Insight Venture Partners. 

Salt Lake City – MATERIALS & SYSTEMS RESEARCH, INC. was selected for $2.8 million in funding by Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy to develop cost-effective intermediate-temperature fuel cell technologies.

Salt Lake City – The second SALT LAKE COMIC CON sold out, with more than 120,000 attendees over three days. The event was held at the SALT PALACE and featured 42 celebrity guests and more than 400 vendors.

Salt Lake City – SMITH’S FOOD & DRUG completed the remodel of its grocery store at 922 E. 2100 South in Sugar House. The $2.2 million remodel includes a new Starbucks coffee kiosk and an in-store Murray’s Cheese Shop.

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