Utah Companies - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/cat/UtahCompanies Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah defense firm L-3 lays off about 80 workers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57802023-79/company-employees-lake-salt.html.csp L-3 Communication Systems-Wests’ Salt Lake City office announced layoffs of about 80 positions Thursday, adding to cuts of more than 400 positions in 2013. Jennifer Barton, vice president of media relations for the company’s New York headquarters said in a release that the reduction affects both hourly and salaried employees. “The effects of the challenging defense budget environment require us to make this difficult decision in order to align our employee levels with business demand,” she wrote... L-3 Communication Systems-Wests’ Salt Lake City office announced layoffs of about 80 positions Thursday, adding to cuts of more than 400 positions in 2013. Jennifer Barton, vice president of media relations for the company’s New York headquarters said in a release that the reduction affects both hourly and salaried employees. “The effects of the challenging defense budget environment require us to make this difficult decision in order to align our employee levels with business demand,” she wrote... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57802023@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:43:30 MDT U.S. Chamber recognizes Cuisine Unlimited http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57796631-79/business-chamber-cuisine-unlimited.html.csp Salt Lake City-based Cuisine Unlimited has been recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as one of seven regional finalists for the 2014 Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award. The company competed against companies from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah for the award, which is based on exceptional business practices and community involvement. The Chamber will recognize Cuisine Unlimited, the six other regional finalists and 100 Blue Ribbon Award winners at the 10th annual Amer... Salt Lake City-based Cuisine Unlimited has been recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as one of seven regional finalists for the 2014 Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award. The company competed against companies from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah for the award, which is based on exceptional business practices and community involvement. The Chamber will recognize Cuisine Unlimited, the six other regional finalists and 100 Blue Ribbon Award winners at the 10th annual Amer... 57796631@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:38:15 MDT Furniture giant RC Willey opens its largest store in Draper http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57791478-79/willey-store-furniture-stores.html.csp Draper • In the 1950s and 1960s, Sugar House served as the Salt Lake Valley’s furniture center with iconic stores such as Southeast, Granite, Rockwood, Forseys and Sterling providing single-stop shopping. These days, Utah’s biggest concentration of furniture stores can be found near the junction of Interstate 15 and Bangerter Highway in Draper. The opening Wednesday of RC Willey’s first new Utah store since 1990 brings the number of stores on the north side of Bangerter to eight. “We think the ... Draper • In the 1950s and 1960s, Sugar House served as the Salt Lake Valley’s furniture center with iconic stores such as Southeast, Granite, Rockwood, Forseys and Sterling providing single-stop shopping. These days, Utah’s biggest concentration of furniture stores can be found near the junction of Interstate 15 and Bangerter Highway in Draper. The opening Wednesday of RC Willey’s first new Utah store since 1990 brings the number of stores on the north side of Bangerter to eight. “We think the ... 57791478@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:40:07 MDT Investment firm acquires two Utah education companies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57790466-79/north-weld-based-companies.html.csp Investment firm Weld North Holdings LLC announced it has acquired two Utah companies that develop education software solutions. Weld North, which is based in New York, has purchased Provo-based Imagine Learning, which develops language and literacy software for students, and educational software management company Truenorthlogic, which is in Sandy. The terms of the acquisitions were not released. “We are thrilled to bring Imagine Learning and Truenorthlogic into the Weld North education family,”... Investment firm Weld North Holdings LLC announced it has acquired two Utah companies that develop education software solutions. Weld North, which is based in New York, has purchased Provo-based Imagine Learning, which develops language and literacy software for students, and educational software management company Truenorthlogic, which is in Sandy. The terms of the acquisitions were not released. “We are thrilled to bring Imagine Learning and Truenorthlogic into the Weld North education family,”... 57790466@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:50:02 MDT Utah’s Rockreation climbing gym closes its doors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57764449-79/climbing-rockreation-gym-williamson.html.csp Utah’s oldest climbing gym was stuck between a rock and a hard place. Rockreation first opened 21 years ago, but this Monday its owners finally coiled the ropes, turned out the lights and shut the doors forever. It was the end of an iconic mom-and-pop climbing gym, and illustrates how sometimes explosive growth in an industry leaves some businesses in the dust. “After a lot of soul searching,” owner Jeff Clapp wrote in a statement, “I have come to the hard reality that the Rockreation Salt Lak... Utah’s oldest climbing gym was stuck between a rock and a hard place. Rockreation first opened 21 years ago, but this Monday its owners finally coiled the ropes, turned out the lights and shut the doors forever. It was the end of an iconic mom-and-pop climbing gym, and illustrates how sometimes explosive growth in an industry leaves some businesses in the dust. “After a lot of soul searching,” owner Jeff Clapp wrote in a statement, “I have come to the hard reality that the Rockreation Salt Lak... 57764449@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:10:44 MDT New travel company offers genealogy tours http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57729683-79/travel-company-hughes-england.html.csp In a state such as Utah with perhaps the largest trove of genealogical research found anywhere in the world, it might make sense that a travel company would take advantage of that interest. Ancestral Ventures is a new Beehive State travel agency founded by Chip Hughes that will specialize in leading tours to Great Britain and Colonial America designed to help travelers discover their roots. “Nothing can compare with walking in the same streets, along the country roads, and through the farm field... In a state such as Utah with perhaps the largest trove of genealogical research found anywhere in the world, it might make sense that a travel company would take advantage of that interest. Ancestral Ventures is a new Beehive State travel agency founded by Chip Hughes that will specialize in leading tours to Great Britain and Colonial America designed to help travelers discover their roots. “Nothing can compare with walking in the same streets, along the country roads, and through the farm field... 57729683@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:15:02 MDT Lagoon opens for new season Saturday — with no new ride http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57729132-79/park-lagoon-andrew-lake.html.csp The venerable Lagoon amusement park opens its 128th season Saturday with no new rides planned this year. The park’s major summer addition this year will be performances of Cirque Innosta Bosque at a reconfigured Davis Pavilion from June 30 through Aug. 16. “It’s a great show with five acts,” said Lagoon marketing manager Dick Andrew. “It’s not something we are creating ourselves but we are bringing in. We are staging it in the Davis Pavilion, which will have a capacity of many hundreds. We did ... The venerable Lagoon amusement park opens its 128th season Saturday with no new rides planned this year. The park’s major summer addition this year will be performances of Cirque Innosta Bosque at a reconfigured Davis Pavilion from June 30 through Aug. 16. “It’s a great show with five acts,” said Lagoon marketing manager Dick Andrew. “It’s not something we are creating ourselves but we are bringing in. We are staging it in the Davis Pavilion, which will have a capacity of many hundreds. We did ... 57729132@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:28:11 MDT Utah gun manufacturer to talk ethics Friday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57729293-79/ethics-utah-business-pakistan.html.csp Desert Tech owner and founder Nicholas Young will speak Friday at the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business on how ethical decisions are not always profitable. Young will address a discussion hosted by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and the Student Center for Public Trust’s Ethics Club. The 12:15 p.m. talk at the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building on the University of Utah campus is free and open to the public. Young, who owns a Utah-based firearms manufacturing company, withdrew ... Desert Tech owner and founder Nicholas Young will speak Friday at the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business on how ethical decisions are not always profitable. Young will address a discussion hosted by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and the Student Center for Public Trust’s Ethics Club. The 12:15 p.m. talk at the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building on the University of Utah campus is free and open to the public. Young, who owns a Utah-based firearms manufacturing company, withdrew ... 57729293@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:44:02 MDT Federal courthouse contractor in trouble with ­— the feds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57713704-79/okland-federal-saiz-business.html.csp The company constructing the new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City has agreed to pay more than $1 million to resolve allegations it made false claims about having a minority-owned business as a partner on a number of projects. The payment settles a whistleblower civil lawsuit that alleged Salt Lake City-based Okland, one of the biggest construction companies in the nation, falsely claimed it had a required minority-owned business partner when it bid on and won federal construction contracts... The company constructing the new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City has agreed to pay more than $1 million to resolve allegations it made false claims about having a minority-owned business as a partner on a number of projects. The payment settles a whistleblower civil lawsuit that alleged Salt Lake City-based Okland, one of the biggest construction companies in the nation, falsely claimed it had a required minority-owned business partner when it bid on and won federal construction contracts... 57713704@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:38:25 MDT